Re: Problem connecting IDE and SATA HDDs
You said nothing about having an IDE port on the M/B of your new computer.
You can't connect an IDE drive to a SATA port. If you don't have a legacy
IDE port on the M/B you can not use the drive without an IDE add-in board.
"alex99" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> I have recently purchased a new PC which has a SATA harddrive fitted as
> standard (running Vista Home Premium from this drive). I want to connect
> my old IDE hard-drive - a 180GB IBM DeskStar IDE drive - but simply
> cannot get it to work in my new computer...
> Is there any special combination for which SATA slot you connect the
> new drive to/jumpers on the old IDE drive/or even drivers that need to
> be installed etc... I know that the new drive has power as it is warm
> when the PC starts and that the SATA cable is fine as I tried it with
> the new drive.
> Thanks very much!