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Windows 7: using sata hdd with ide at same time help!

10 Dec 2011   #11
sinbin

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by carwiz View Post
Just to add to what has already been stated, your board will support up to two PATA/ATA-100 drives (aka: IDE) in a master/slave configuration. The port is noted on this image of your motherboard. It requires a "ribbon" cable as already stated.
im using my hdd at mo in the orange small connector ,can i use a ide as a disk storage device like,but use my sata one as main


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10 Dec 2011   #12
gregrocker

 

Make sure the Win7 HD remains set first to boot in BIOS setup.
Then any other HD which is connected can be used for storage.

IDE drives require a large ribbon cable, not the smaller SATA cable:
using sata hdd with ide at same time help!-lai_cable0016.jpg

Do you have IDE Molex four-pin power cable connectors available from the Power Supply Unit now:

using sata hdd with ide at same time help!-molex-style-power-connector.jpg

It should have these since your mobo has IDE port.


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10 Dec 2011   #13
sinbin

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Make sure the Win7 HD remains set first to boot in BIOS setup.
Then any other HD which is connected can be used for storage.

IDE drives require a large ribbon cable, not the smaller SATA cable:
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Do you have IDE Molex four-pin power cable connectors available from the Power Supply Unit now:

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It should have these since your mobo has IDE port.
hi thanks for you help !one more thing i have the molex leads spare yes,do i plug the ide in the ide hdd and then into the dvd drive?is this the same cable i use
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10 Dec 2011   #14
theog

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sinbin View Post
first boot for sata.how do i do this please!
im worried the ide will be used as main hdd
For BIOS setting check the gigabyte manual.
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10 Dec 2011   #15
sinbin

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i think i have only one ide port on mobo!
would it be better for me to get the ide to sata converter conector?
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10 Dec 2011   #16
theog

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Quote:
hi thanks for you help !one more thing i have the molex leads spare yes,do i plug the ide in the ide hdd and then into the dvd drive?is this the same cable i use
YES, but make sure the HD Drive is MASTER & DVD Drive is slave.
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10 Dec 2011   #17
gregrocker

 

To enter BIOS setup to check Boot Order, look for key given on first boot screen. If necessary google your mobo model Manual.

To correctly set the jumper pins to Master or slave on the HD and DVD drive, I google the HD model + set jumper to see an illustration.
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10 Dec 2011   #18
sinbin

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i read my manual now!i get all inof i need and start installing 2moro!
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10 Dec 2011   #19
sinbin

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youe confusing me !jumper?/ key ?
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10 Dec 2011   #20
sinbin

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Quote:
hi thanks for you help !one more thing i have the molex leads spare yes,do i plug the ide in the ide hdd and then into the dvd drive?is this the same cable i use
YES, but make sure the HD Drive is MASTER & DVD Drive is slave.
do i want the ide drive as master.my sata barracuda is main one i want?
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