PATA and upgrading to SATA harddrive.

PATA and upgrading to SATA harddrive.

Post by R1Q » Tue, 08 Apr 2008 06:38:01


my motherboard support this configuration:
2 IDE connectors Supports: (my main setup) Pata 160gb HD connected to the
primary IDE Blue. 2 Optical drive using a single flat ribbon primary/slave
setup connected to the secondary IDE connectors black
2 SATA connectors Supports: Not in used but enabled by default in bios.
should i disable this since it's not use.

I'm thinking of getting a SATA harddrive since the price for both PATA/SATA
is the same now but i want to find out how to configure a SATA harddrive. Can
i use a SATA/300 Harddrive in SATA 150 connectors?

I have two optical drive connected on a single flat ribbon DVD-RW drive as
primary and CD drive as secondary. the flat ribbon is connected in the
secondary IDE connector in motherboard. Once i upgrade my harddrive to SATA
do i remove the optical drive flat ribbon and place it to the primary IDE.
Now both optical drive is connected on different IDE connector. So basically
i have this setup harddrive connected to SATA connector, DVD-RW Drive
connected to primary IDE connector, CD-drive connected to secondary IDE
connector. is this the right setup or do i just leave the optical drive in
the same connections.
 
 
 

PATA and upgrading to SATA harddrive.

Post by Jacob Slee » Tue, 08 Apr 2008 18:29:45

Time to dump the dinosaur motherboard and get one that supports SATA II and
above.

 
 
 

PATA and upgrading to SATA harddrive.

Post by R1Q » Tue, 08 Apr 2008 18:50:02

I'm replacing it because my harddrive is loud. Do i have to format a sata
drive or can i just plug the sata harddrive in the sata connectors and
install the OS
 
 
 

PATA and upgrading to SATA harddrive.

Post by Gary » Tue, 08 Apr 2008 19:29:56


I have just did this and had the same setup as you. I bought two Seagate
SATA300 drives that have a jumper you remove to use it as a SATA150 drive. I
had no problems at all installing this new drives. I use True Image to
restore my backup image to the new drive from my other SATA150 drive.
 
 
 

PATA and upgrading to SATA harddrive.

Post by BigJi » Wed, 09 Apr 2008 04:58:09


not necessary



yes, just check the jumpers on the drive. It is configerable to 300 or 150.



you can leave them as is, you can add the sata drive for backup.
You don't have to disable your primary boot drive. you will have to
partition and format the drive.
 
 
 

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Post by BigJi » Wed, 09 Apr 2008 12:12:39


Some board will let you do just that, some won't.
This is what I think you want to do. Disconnect you old drive,
then connect the sata and boot to bios. See if the sata is recognized by
the bios if it is your all set. Put you OS disk in the cd drive and boot to
it.
All fresh drives must be partitioned and a quick format will do. Now install
the OS.
When done with the OS install you should install the chipset drivers for the
motherboard,
video and sound drivers and any other drivers you need to make the devices
work.
That's it in a nutshell. Good luck
 
 
 

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Post by Gary » Wed, 09 Apr 2008 19:30:02


Sorry you remove the jumper to use SATA300 and leave it in for SATA150.
 
 
 

PATA and upgrading to SATA harddrive.

Post by R1Q » Fri, 11 Apr 2008 05:19:00

did you have to install the Serial ATA controller/motherboard drivers?
 
 
 

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Post by R1Q » Fri, 11 Apr 2008 05:23:01

o i have to install the Serial ATA controller driver or motherboard drivers
when installing Vista in a new blank SATA harddrive or can i just install
windows vista

"BigJim" wrote:

 
 
 

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Post by Richard G. » Fri, 11 Apr 2008 06:08:20

That's impossible to answer. No one can know whether or not Vista has the
SATA drivers you need since you don't tell us what motherboard or SATA
controller you're planning on using. The odds are good that it will but
there are no guarantees.

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Post by R1Q » Fri, 11 Apr 2008 12:13:02

when i ran the Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor it did not show any problem. so
vista has a sata driver included. What exactly do you mean when you say: SATA
controller you're planning on using.
 
 
 

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Post by Richard G. » Fri, 11 Apr 2008 19:26:57

SATA = "Serial ATA"

I don't know that the Upgrade Advisor flags devices with no drivers as
problems, so that may not be a great "I will have no problems!" sign.

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Post by Gary » Fri, 11 Apr 2008 19:34:13


No when Vista booted the first time after running True Image and restoring
my backup image it installed all the drivers I needed.
 
 
 

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Post by Gary » Fri, 11 Apr 2008 19:37:18


I forgot I am running a Asus P4P800SE which is has a SATA150 controller.