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HDD Regenerator won't fix bad sectors

I got pretty new Toshiba 500GB HDD as 2nd HDD(just for data) in my ThinkPad T400. Seller told me, that he just replaced this HDD with SSD in his new laptop. After about month of using I tested this ...
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2answers
592 views

IDE SATA to USB 2 Adapter troubleshooting

I brought two Vantec IDE SATA to USB 2 Adapters, as shown below: It comes with the following items inside: However, I notice a strange situations as follows: I use the 1st set and format a hard ...
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1answer
53 views

Connect external SATA or PATA drive without USB?

A couple of times each month, a friend or relative will hand me a smoldering computer and ask me to retrieve the data then ditch the drive. I connect the drive to my trusty Frankenputer, copy the ...
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0answers
74 views

SATA HDD to IDE Converter. Is there size limit on HDD?

so I have this Macally PHR-100AC FW/USB2 HDD enclosure that uses 3.5 IDE drives. It came with 200GB HDD and since the thing is pretty roomy I'm thinking about reusing it with newer bigger (preferably ...
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0answers
360 views

Trim on SSD on windows 7 with ide mode

I have an ssd on ide mode in windows 7. (its a clone of the hdd and that was in ide mode). I just turned on ahci mode (after using it 2 months in ide mode) and it works faster. I was wondering if ...
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3answers
268 views

How to copy files from an old PC to a new PC?

I do apologize if this question has been brought up before. In that case, please refer me to the answer of that other question. I did search for answers but most of them seem to deal with migrations, ...
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2k views

Identify if optical drive in my laptop is SATA or PATA in Windows 7

I never thought this will be soo difficult but without opening up my laptop how do I identify if the dvd drive in my laptop is SATA or not. And incase its SATA then is it SATA - II? I am ok with ...
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1answer
2k views

How do I determine if my controller is in IDE or AHCI mode in Linux?

I have an old MacBook Pro 4,1 (early 2008) - but I suspect an answer would apply to many MacBook Pros. It has an Intel IDE/SATA controller (ICH8M/ICH8M-E). I have installed a patched MBR that is ...
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1answer
114 views

Desktop won't boot with two drives

I am trying to startup the computer with two drives; one is connected with SATA(Windows XP, 40G) and the other with IDE(blank, 80G). With just the SATA drive, it boots fine, but when I add the other ...
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1answer
384 views

SATA and PATA -> Does it matter which channel something is plugged into?

A long time ago, PATA used a master / slave configuration. If memory serves correct, the best performance could be achieved by only have one drive (master) attached per channel, instead of two (master ...
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1answer
774 views

IDE to SATA convertor Motherboard Issue

I bought new motherboard Intel DH67GD which has not IDE interface to attach the DVD writer. It has 2 SATA with 6Gb/s, 3 SATA with 3Gb/s and 1 e-SATA with 3GB/s. Mmobo specs link. How can I connect my ...
0
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2answers
903 views

Any performance issues with a SATA to PATA adapter for a 2nd hard disk for my laptop?

I am considering buying a SATA to PATA HDD Hard Drive caddy adapter for my laptop. That would be something like this one. Should I expect a lower performance when using a SATA HDD with a PATA ...
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2answers
3k views

PATA HDD to connect using PATA to SATA adaptor, slave settings please?

I have recently taken my grandma's old pc apart, and have salvaged various parts, including the 20 GB Maxtor quantom fireball PATA HDD. I have my current dvd read/writer and hdd setup on the pata ...
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1answer
509 views

IDE to SATA Connector issue

I have an old computer I'm repurposing into a NAS (with FreeNAS 8) I've got a 4-port Sata RAID card, with 4x2TB sata drives, and a 40GB laptop-sized Sata drive (which originally came out of my PS3) ...
1
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1answer
354 views

How to duplicate an IDE drive as a SATA drive

I want to clone my old desktop IDE HDD, which contains legacy software that run on XP, and use old software on my new laptop. My laptop can accommodate SATA HDD only. Booting from USB port is not ...
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3answers
1k views

SATA ports not working, do I need to update my motherboard BIOS?

SATA HDD not detected during POST, Is there a converter cable for IDE harddrive to be connected in a SATA port on a motherboard?
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1answer
2k views

Can I plug a single hard drive into the “SATA RAID1” socket?

My (6 year old) motherboard has 4 PATA socket, 2 SATA socket, and one socket labelled "SATA RAID1". Since I (sadly) have 4 PATA devices (including dvd-r), 2 SATA hard drives, and have just bought ...
0
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2answers
5k views

IDE to SATA converter not working

I got a IDE to SATA converter via Amazon, however when I hooked it all up the computer doesn't recognize the optical drive on windows 7 64bit. The only indication that the computer knows that it can ...
0
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1answer
732 views

SATA dvd writter for IDE only motherbord

I have recently purchased LG SATA DVD writer but when I have opened my desktop to connect to my motherboard I did not found any SATA port. I think my machine is old so does not have support for SATA ...
1
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1answer
542 views

Putting a hard disk in disk drive slot

I have an Intel D845GVSR motherboard: This motherboard does not support SATA drives, but I have a spare SATA drive with me which my father unknowingly bought without remembering that the ...
1
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2answers
423 views

New hard disk making noise

I bought a 250GB SATA Seagate hard disk 15 days ago for 70 $ . After formatting for 2 times [I had to for faulty installation] the disk read/write speed have dropped significantly. It's also making ...
3
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3answers
956 views

Sata Drive in IDE Motherboard

I have an old Dell desktop computer that I'm trying to turn into an Home Media Server. The original hard drive is only 80GB so I recently bought a second Hitachi 1TB Sata drive. I also bought a ...
1
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3answers
1k views

Does it affect performance if I re-use IDE Hard Drives with a SATA convertor?

I'm planning to assemble my PC.. but want to re-use a little from the old one. I just want to know if it will hamper the performance. I have two 250GB IDE hard drives. Will it drastically affect the ...
1
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1answer
140 views

Software to perform RAID on different drive technology (IDE, SATA, SCSI, SSD)

May I know if there is any software (in Windows) that can perform RAID on different type of drive technology in a single computer? From my understanding, Hardware RAID card is needed to perform RAID ...
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2answers
2k views

SATA III SSD drive on IDE controller - Runs in UDMA 6 is OK but slow transfers 80MB/s - expect 133MB/s

I have bought a OCZ Agility 3 SSD drive to build into my ASUS laptop. Because the drive is a SATA (III) drive and the laptop has only IDE connectors, i use a Fevi/Apple Second drive Caddy to put it ...
3
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1answer
121 views

Why have SATAs replaced PATAs these days?

It seems to me that the general trend in computers is going towards parallel architectures wherever you go. But I've noticed that the term 'SATA' appears much more often than 'PATA' these days... ...
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5answers
10k views

In BIOS, what does “SATA Controller” with the ability to select either IDE or RAID mean?

In my BIOS, I've got a setting called "SATA Controller" that can select either IDE or RAID. It's currently set to IDE. What does this setting mean, and will bad things happen if I change it? My ...
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1answer
1k views

Is there a reliable IDE to SATA converter?

I got a cheap PATA to SATA converter on eBay because my box doesn't have any SATA ports left for the SATA Blu-ray writer I recently purchased. It only half works, which of course is worse than a ...
1
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1answer
830 views

Why does my motherboard not pick up PATA HDD using a SATA adaptor?

I've connected the adapter to the PATA drive (40 pin). Powered the PATA drive using standard Molex. Slotted the small 4 pin cable (branches off the Molex cable) into the adapter - I believe this ...
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0answers
66 views

Are there any SATA HDD to PATA Docks?

I have an oldish laptop (Acer Aspire 4710) with a SATA HDD. I wanted to extend the life of the laptop by adding an SSD drive. But I don't want to keep my data on the SDD (since it will wear out the ...
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1answer
110 views

is a sata DVD burner really worth the extra cash [closed]

My computer has a old school PATA (ide) DVD burner that works fast and great, really it is the only thing I've not updated over the years. is there any advantage to upgrading to a Sata DVD drive.
3
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3answers
406 views

IDE Motherboard to Boot from a SATA 1T Hdd

I want to use my SATA HDD with my very old ASUS A7V8X-X motherboard (made in 2003). I intend to buy a cheap adapter for this, something similar to this one: ...
1
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1answer
274 views

Internal HD not detected via IDE/SATA usb on Vista

I was viewing some files from my old hard drive taken from an XP machine, on a Vista machine via a IDE/SATA usb cable and accidentally dropped the hard drive (about from a knee height), which landed ...
2
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1answer
43k views

What do the “ATA/IDE Configuration” options in ASUS motherboard BIOS?

It appears that I'm not the only one with such question, but Googling revealed nothing. For many contemporary ASUS (maybe other manufacturers too?) motherboards there is a setting in BIOS called ...
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1answer
954 views

How to identify an SMPS can power both SATA, and IDE devices?

I have an old P4 with 2 UDMA HDD (totalling around 300G of storage, with a decent amount of real-estate yet to be used) purchased a replacement m/b + processor for my upgrade intend to move one of ...
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1answer
614 views

Convert to 2.5 IDE laptop using SATA drive

I've got an older laptop that I'd like to soup up with a sata ssd that I just have happened to have lying around. Is there anyway to squeeze it in there? I believe they are both 2.5. I'm considerin ...
2
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1answer
165 views

Is it safe to switch between disk controllers

I have both Windows XP and Windows 7 installed on my laptop. XP needs the IDE disk controller. While 7 needs AHCI. I have to switch between these 2 modes before I could use one of them. Does it have ...
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2answers
442 views

Installing Linux, IDE or SATA?

THE QUESTION: Is there an advantage to installing Linux on a SATA or IDE drive? I'm hoping to stream media from this server so would it be best to keep the faster SATA disks for that data? FURTHER ...
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550 views

What type of 2.5" drive is this, is it ide?

Trying find out what type of drive I have in my laptop. Is just died and I'm keen to find out what sort it is ? Heres a photo...
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2answers
402 views

PATA to SATA convertor for FW400 enclosure?

I have a decent USB2/FW400 HD enclosure with an old 250GB PATA HD inside. I am using its FW400 interface. I would like to reuse the box with a newer SATA drive but I wonder if the SATA-PATA adapter ...
0
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2answers
3k views

Can you help me understand my SATA/RAID options?

I've a gigabyte GA-M720-US3 motherboard. Recently, I noticed the following during boot: IDE channel 0 Master (none) IDE channel 0 Slave (none) IDE channel 2 Master (my hdd) IDE channel 2 Slave (my ...
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2answers
355 views

Why sometimes Windows 7 cannot see IDE disk?

We have two internal hard drives; one SATA and one IDE. Windows 7 (x86) sees both of them. But sometimes when we boot the computer IDE drive fails. After restart everything behave normal. Every 1 boot ...
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1answer
157 views

Sata drive overiding IDE?

I recently just bought a Sata Hard drive and hooked it up and installed a OS. I am making it my Primary hard drive. What I had before that though was 2 IDE hard drives that I used. One of them was my ...
0
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1answer
680 views

Is it safe to use an IDE to SATA power adapter for an extended period of time?

I just bought a computer from HP and they failed to include SATA power connectors with the power supply other then the one HD and DVD drive. Meanwhile I have two IDE to SATA power adapters that came ...
4
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2answers
2k views

Switching IDE to SATA with VirtualBox and Windows 7

After reading various tips on how to increase performance with VirtualBox, I am attempting to switch from an IDE disk to SATA disk (in my particular case VirtualBox w/ an IDE disk is an order of ...
0
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2answers
604 views

SATA Hard Drive problems

I have a 80GB IDE hard drive and few months back I bought a new 320GB SATA Hard drive.For almost two months everything worked perfectly but now suddenly I'm having problems in my SATA drive. When I ...
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1answer
1k views

USB 2.0 to IDE & SATA Adapter - how do you install Windows XP

My laptop CD-ROM is no longer working, and I need to format the hard drive and reload Windows XP. My laptop is Fujitsu Siemens AMILO. I purchased an 'EASY IDE' adaptor, followed the instuction to ...
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1answer
237 views

Difference in heat output between IDE and SATA hard drives?

Just a general question: is one supposed to produce more heat than the other? I took my HP DC7100 SFF desktop, swapped the 80 GB SATA for a 250 GB IDE HDD and the IDE drive temperature sensor seems to ...
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3answers
609 views

IDE hard drive and a SATA Dock

I bought a very nice SATA dock for my computer, plug and play and you just plug the drive into the dock and you can access the data. I have since then found an IDE drive i wish to access, but cant ...
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3answers
5k views

Real performance gain from faster IDE or SATA hard drive?

How much of a real-world performance gain would you expect from: replacing a 5400rpm IDE HD with a 7200rpm IDE HD? replacing a 5400rpm IDE HD with a SATA-150? It's assumed that the drive in ...