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I just mounted a new system few weeks ago. To make a short story, I had an old external IOMagic drive that I decided to put in my system for backup. The hard drive is a Barracuda 7200.10 250 GB with a 3.AAC firmware. Since it is an IDE drive, I bought a little converter to SATA. The drive is working (I hear it turning at least) and the card seem to be working fine. However, the disc goes undetected by the BIOS (and by Windows 7...). I've tried changing the jumper position and completely removing it but it does not work...

Any idea on this issue?

Here is my converter:

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By "undetected" you mean the channel shows up in the device manager with nothing attached to it? –  David Schwartz Feb 7 '12 at 0:38
Most of those piggyback sata converters do not work very well if at all, this is the only one that works well (at least that I have found)...… –  Moab Feb 7 '12 at 0:48
A pci IDE card is the best choice, but are more expensive –  Moab Feb 7 '12 at 0:51
@DavidSchwartz In the BIOS I can see my 4 SATA 3GB/s. Two have nothing plugged but three are written "unavailable" –  Zonata Feb 7 '12 at 18:49
What kind of converter? By "changing the jumper position" which modes did you actually try (Master, slave, single)?. Do you know if that "old" drive can be detected in a system with a native PATA ("IDE") controller? –  Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Feb 8 '12 at 0:23

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