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Windows 7: oh no- updated some drivers - to HD's turned unallocated !

04 Dec 2010   #81
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

a good one IOMAX Bi-Directional IDE / SATA Converter: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics


Specifications & Features

- Allows SATA storage device to be used on an IDE motherboard or IDE storage device to be used on a SATA motherboard
- No drivers required
- 40 pin IDE Female connector
- 7 pin SATA Male connector
- LP4 (Male) to SP4 (Female) power cable
- Supports ATA 133/100/66 and ATAPI devices
- Compliant with Serial ATA 1.0 Specification
Package Contents
- Bi-Directional IDE / SATA Converter
- SATA Data Cable
- Power Cable (to power the converter)
- User Manual

Please Note:
Connect SATA drive to IDE motherboard
If you do not have a power supply that provides you with a SATA power cable, then you will need to purchase a SATA power cable.

Connect IDE drive to SATA motherboard
If you do not have a power supply that provides you with Molex power cables, then you will need to purchase SATA to Molex Power Adapters.





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04 Dec 2010   #82
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Brianzion outstanding job here

@ rozroz, at this point in time I think your best solution is to do a repair install as suggested here - oh no- updated some drivers - to HD's turned unallocated !

Backup whatever files you can and try the Repair Install

I know you said you don't want to do this, but at this point you have nothing to loose, and everything to gain.

My two cents
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04 Dec 2010   #83
rozroz

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

how many sata drives i can connect?
on the MB i can see 6 sata plugs (forgive my ignorance) but the sata drive i have also have a power plug right?,
where does this go to?
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04 Dec 2010   #84
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rozroz View Post
how many sata drives i can connect?
on the MB i can see 6 sata plugs (forgive my ignorance) but the sata drive i have also have a power plug right?,
where does this go to?
is the drives ide in the pic same as yours


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04 Dec 2010   #85
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

the sata power plug is different than the ide (molex)
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04 Dec 2010   #86
rozroz

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brianzion View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rozroz View Post
how many sata drives i can connect?
on the MB i can see 6 sata plugs (forgive my ignorance) but the sata drive i have also have a power plug right?,
where does this go to?
is the drives ide in the pic same as yours
i meant on my system drive. it's sata drive with sata power plug..
where does the power plug go on the MB? how many are there?
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04 Dec 2010   #87
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

the sata drive stays as it is the converter goes on the ide drive then into the sata plug on the motherboard
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04 Dec 2010   #88
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

the power should be coming from the psu (power supply unit)


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04 Dec 2010   #89
rozroz

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

listen- maybe the most sane solution for this:
buy tomorrow a 1TB sata drive to replace those.
BUT- suppose i'll find another pc for doing this, it all should go smoothly?
or another pc also won't recognize them?
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04 Dec 2010   #90
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rozroz View Post
listen- maybe the most sane solution for this:
buy tomorrow a 1TB sata drive to replace those.
BUT- suppose i'll find another pc for doing this, it all should go smoothly?
or another pc also won't recognize them?
yes buy a new sata drive if you can then in the ubuntu live distro you can copy the files from the drive it sees? you are better off with sata for sure your files must be special to you
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