PATA and upgrading to SATA harddrive.


G

GT

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.
 
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J

Jacob Sleestaker

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

GT

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
 
G

GT

Do 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
 
R

Richard G. Harper

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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GT

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.



Richard G. Harper said:
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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GT said:
Do 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
 
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Richard G. Harper

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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GT said:
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.



Richard G. Harper said:
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.

--
Richard G. Harper [MVP Shell/User] (e-mail address removed)
* NEW! Catch my blog ... http://msmvps.com/blogs/rgharper/
* PLEASE post all messages and replies in the newsgroups
* The Website - http://rgharper.mvps.org/


GT said:
Do 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
 

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