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- Plugging directly into your motherboard's IDE port
- The SATA to IDE Card supports the Serial ATA transfer rate of 1.5Gb/s (150MB/s)
- This Adapter Card is compatible with Serial ATA 1.0 specification
- Compatible with IDE Ultra ATA 100/133
- Data transfer rate up to 1.5Gbps (150 MB/s)
- Support IDE drive size larger than 240GB
- No driver is needed when you use this Computer Adapter Card
- System Requirement: One Available IDE Slot; Windows 98se/Me/2000/XP; 64MB RAM (128MB Recommended)
- High transmission rate which the max rate is up to 1.5GB / S
- It is quite easy to use this kind of SATA to IDE Card
- Now this kind of SATA to IDE Card is widely used in the market
- This kind of Computer Adapter Card can store a large amount of data
- When you use this kind of Computer Adapter Card, you do not have to put a drive
How to Install SATA Hard Drives:
With Serial ATA technology quickly replaince IDE/ATA as the new standard in hard disks, more and more computer users will need to know how to install SATA hard drives. The process of installing a SATA hard drive is similar to installing an IDE hard drive, except a bit simpler. Follow the directions in this article to learn how to install a new SATA hard drive.
- Detemine whether or not your hard drive supports SATA. SATA technology was not introduced into the market until after 2002, so any consumer PC before that will not support a SATA hard drive. To find out whether or not a SATA hard drive can be installed into your motherboard, you can review the manual that came with your computer, or you can contact your computer's manufacturer. If you have already purchased a SATA hard drive, but have your motherboard does not support SATA technology, you will not be able to use your new hard disk
- Power down your computer and remove any peripherals or connections. Ground yourself either by wearing an anti-static wrist strap, or by touching a piece of unpainted metal. Remove your computer's case
- Locate your hard drive bay. Your hard drive bay should be located beneath your CD/DVD drive
- Locate the SATA data cables on your motherboard. Review the image to the left to get an idea of how your SATA slots may look (not all motherboards look the same). The small, red connections on the bottom-left of the motherboard are your SATA connections
- Take your SATA data cables (the red, smaller cable pictured left) and plug the one end into the motherboard. Insert the data cable into the lowest numbered slot (i.e. 0, 1)
- Next, you will want to locate your computer's power cable. Some computers will already have a SATA-compatible power cable available, but others may not. If your computer does not have a SATA-compatible power cable, you will need to buy an adapter. As in the picture above, it will have one white end and one black end. Plug the white end of the adapter into the white end of the power cable in your computer. It should look identical to the one in the picture
- Connect the data and power cables to the back of your hard drive. The larger cable goes in the larger slot, whereas the smaller cable goes in the smaller slot. If they do not fit at first, simply turn them around and try again
- Slide your hard drive into the drive bay. You will want to make sure that the part of your hard drive with the connections on the back is facing outwards. Then, taking a screwdriver, line up the holes in the bay with the holes in your hard drive and screw the SATA hard disk into place
- Power on the computer. If you have installed two SATA drives, unlike with IDE, you should not have to designate them as master or slave (both will be independent drives). If your computer is not reading your new hard drive, power down the computer and check all connections, making sure they are secure
How to Connect a SATA Hard Drive to an IDE Motherboard:
If you have an older computer, the hard drive in the PC probably uses an IDE or Ultra ATA type interface. Most new computers come with a SATA interface, which offers much faster data throughput. This results in faster seek times for the hard drive as well as faster reading and writing of data on the drive.
It is possible to add a new SATA hard drive to a motherboard that only has IDE connections. All you need is a PCI controller card designed to support the addition of SATA devices. Installing the card and connecting the drive is not difficult and does not require any special tools.
Install the Controller Card
- Shut down your computer and disconnect the power cord. Remove all other cables connected to the PC. Find a flat work surface and place the computer on it.
- Remove the screws from the side panel cover with the Phillips screwdriver. Slide the panel cover off the computer and set it aside
- Slide an ESD anti-static wrist strap over your wrist. Clip the other end of the wrist strap to a metal part inside the computer case
- Find an empty PCI slot on your computer's motherboard. PCI slots are white in color and next to the video card adapter or processor. Remove the retaining screw from the slot cover located directly behind the empty slot. Slide the slot cover out of the slot and set it aside
- Open the static bag that contains the new PCI SATA controller card and remove it from the packaging. Align the gold contact edge of the controller with the PCI slot and firmly insert the card into the slot. Insert the screw into the card where it meets the slot cover and tighten it with the Phillips screwdriver
Connect the Hard Drive
- Find an empty bay in the computer case near the front. Hard drive bays are usually near the bottom of the case (if you are looking into the case while it is standing upright). Push the new SATA drive into an empty hard drive bay and align the screw holes and the drive and mounting slot
- Insert the mounting screws through the mounting slot and into the hard drive. Tighten the screws with the Phillips screwdriver
- Locate a four-pin Molex power cable connector leading from the power supply that is not in use. Push the Molex connector on the power adapter on the back of the SATA hard drive. Connect the thin red SATA cable to the hard drive and the first port on the new SATA controller card.
- Slide the side-panel cover back onto the computer. Reinsert the screws and tighten them to secure the panel
- Reconnect the power cord and other cables. Restart the PC and wait for the PCI controller card BIOS to display and post. The PCI controller BIOS is separate from the computer's main setup utility and displays several seconds after the initial boot screen
- Right-click on the "My Computer" icon on the desktop after Windows loads. Click on "Properties" and then on the "Device Manger" tab. Verify that the new controller card and hard drive both display in the list of hardware devices
- Install the driver software for the controller card on the installation CD and format the hard drive
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