Moreover, there are another BIOS settings to the case -- OnBoard SATA/IDE Device is enabled and OnDoard SATA/IDE Ctrl Mode is set to IDE.
With these BIOS settings in mind, I've installed a Windows XP pro SP3 system onto a HITACHI SATA-drive HDS721680PLA380 without any problem.
Now, I've decided to enlarge the disk space by adding another disk drive which happened to be an IDE-disk, Seagate ST340014A. To connect it to a SATA-port I bought an IDE-SATA Converter, TRENDnet TU-IDES (refer to an attachment).
And immediately faced with a problem -- BIOS does not recognize the new drive.
In the converter specificatios it is said that it supports ATA 33/66/100/133 and SATA 1.0.
Now, my questions are -- (1) Is the new disk not recognized due to the difference in the standards supported by the MB SATA cotroller and by the TU-IDES converter? And... (2) What can be done for the IDE-disk with the converter mentioned to be recognized by BIOS?
Added on March 14, 2010.
(1) The new disk is not recognized due to ICH8 peculiarities -- this controller (even being set to IDE emulation) does not allow for SATA 1.0 devices to be served.
(2) Taking into account that the GIGABYTE MB GA-965GM-S2 includes the separate SATA controller, GIGABYTE SATA, set
this controller to the IDE emulation mode, set Master mode for the IDE-disk and connect the converter output to a GIGABYTE SATA port. AND YOUR IDE-DISK will be recognized by BIOS!!!