Hello everyone, new here and I have a problem. I'm trying to install a 320 gig Western Digital Hard Drive WD3200AAJB into my wife's new Dell 7100 XPS. It has all of her photography photos (a few years worth) on this hard drive, so it is extremely important to her and me as well.
Hope my terminology is somewhat accurate haha. I ordered this product to help me convert the old EIDE hard drive to a SATA connection: Newegg.com - Rosewill RC-204 IDE to SATA Mini Vertical Bridge (for IDE device)
And I also ordered this cable: Newegg.com - Vinpower Digital 26" SATA Cable With 1 Right Angle Connector And Metal Clip Model CAB90-180-L26(S)
I have the hd physically installed in the computer at the moment. Windows 7 is recognizing the hard drive in device manager as drive letter Q. However if I double click on it, it says that my access is denied. I also checked in the BIOS start up to detect it, and SATA port I and II are shown, but port III where the new drive is plugged in, is not detected.
We looked around but cannot find the install disk that came with the hd but I'm under the impression that I shouldn't necessarily need it? I tried the EIDE to SATA adapter on both jumper settings, with the hd set on slave jumpers. Go easy on me, my computer skills are lagging behind a bit haha.
I'm at a loss as to what to do next so any help or advice will be greatly appreciated. Heading to bed now, I will check this post tomorrow. Thanks for any help