Serial ATA and Old IDE Mix

Discussion in 'DIY Computers' started by Steve Almond, Oct 28, 2003.

  1. Steve Almond

    Steve Almond Guest

    My new Serial ATA HD should arrive tomorrow, along with my new Motherboard
    etc. I want to use both the SATA drive (as master/boot drive) and the old
    IDE drive (for back-up mainly).
    Question is, do I configure the old drive as Master/Slave/Primary/Secondary?

    Thanks for any help,

    Steve
     
    Steve Almond, Oct 28, 2003
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  2. Steve Almond

    Steve Almond Guest

    Does 'normal' mean master?

    Steve
     
    Steve Almond, Oct 28, 2003
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  3. Yes, connect the old ide on the primary as normal as master drive and in
    bios make sure to boot from sata first......
     
    methylenedioxy, Oct 28, 2003
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    Rick Maninov Guest

    Yep.
    If you only have one old drive on the P.ATA bus, set it as master.

    Rick
     
    Rick Maninov, Oct 28, 2003
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  5. Steve Almond

    Steve Almond Guest

    Now that the components have arrived, I find that my Abit NF7-S board has a
    converter (SERILLEL2) which 'upgrades' the IDE hard drive to run on the SATA
    system! Just plug a small component into the back of the IDE drive connect
    power (cable provided), connect to SATA connection on motherboard (cable
    provided). No need for the giant ribbon cable at all.

    Anyone used this system?

    Steve
     
    Steve Almond, Oct 28, 2003
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  6. Not personally, but I know someone who does, and he has no problems with it
    whatsoever (it's a 80gb maxtor that he uses to rip DVD's)
     
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    Albert Fish Guest

    yes, just for a week or two, only worked with 7200 rpm drives and not 5400

    I found the serielle2 plug thing to be a very poor fit and caused the drive to
    'vanish' on a couple of occasions, rectified with a bit of gaffer tape :)

    using both SATA channels now and won't be going back to IDE








    Albert
     
    Albert Fish, Oct 28, 2003
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    Philip Jones Guest

    Now that the components have arrived, I find that my Abit NF7-S board
    Dear God, this sounds like the old fix of Blue-tack on Z81 RAM Packs!!
    Surely we've progressed since then :) ??
    Phil..
     
    Philip Jones, Oct 28, 2003
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