SATA v IDE

  GBL 21:35 22 Jan 07
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I think I have made a mistake, I have bought a new HHD which turns out to be a SATA powered one whereas I thought that it was an IDE. Is there any way in which I can use it or will I have to see if I can return it?? It is my own mistake.

  STREETWORK 21:37 22 Jan 07

What is your motherboard make and model?

  GBL 21:40 22 Jan 07

Matsonic MS8147C series with the VIA KT 400/A chipset, socket A.

  STREETWORK 21:46 22 Jan 07

According to the link it will support SATA


click here

You may need to load the drivers

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:49 22 Jan 07

No sata ports on this board click here

if you want to keep the sata drive get a PCI sata controller click here

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:51 22 Jan 07

No point inloading SATA drivers this board is too old and has no sata ports.

  GBL 21:54 22 Jan 07

What I was intending to do was, install a second HDD. I have the one spare plug on the IDE cable.
Now I have got myself really confused.
Thanks for the above info, but unsure on how to connect etc.

  STREETWORK 21:55 22 Jan 07

Yeah, I figured it was an older type...

Matsonic website is pretty hopeless...

  GBL 21:55 22 Jan 07

Hi Fruit bat, the links don't work for me.

  De Marcus™ 21:56 22 Jan 07

5 squid plus a few more (saver delivery) for an ide to sata converter click here or Fruit Bat /\0/\'s link is the best alternative for future expansion.

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