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i just got a new seagate baracuda 200gb SATA harddrive, but somethings wrong. the wires to the power plug does not match with the ones i have in the computer. while my other hd, a WD (western digital) 160 GB SATA harddrive, does have the plug that it was inserted long time ago. now, im trying to figure if there is such of a wire that connects with my new hd to the power source. with out it i cant use it at all and i really dont wanna return it =[

inadvance thanks, if someone can reply asap that would be great.
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01 – silencer.dot [SATA HD Wiring]
7th March 2006

i just got a new seagate baracuda 200gb SATA harddrive, but somethings wrong. the wires to the power plug does not match with the ones i have in the computer. while my other hd, a WD (western digital) 160 GB SATA harddrive, does have the plug that it was inserted long time ago


(1) – A lot of Power Supplies do not have – [SATA Power Connectors] – The – [Power Connector] – will sometimes be provided with the – [SATA Drive] – or you must purchase a – [Molex – 12V – to – SATA] Power converter/adapter cable if – one was not provided with your SATA Drive – This converter connects to the – [Standard 4-pin Molex] Power Connector – See Link -
http://froogle.googl...=ff&oi=froogler

(2) – Check Computer for unused – [SATA DATA CABLE] – You might have to install a separate – [SATA HOST Adapter Card] – on many systems – See Link –
http://froogle.googl...=ff&oi=froogler

(3) – How to Install SATA Drives – info -
http://www.seagate.c...all_tshoot.html

http://www.gdhardwar...uda_200/001.htm

http://www.seagate.c...081,633,00.html

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Edited by Jack123, 08 March 2006 - 07:12 PM.

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my computer dosent have a power adaptor cord for the sata hd, but then i have an extra data cable, last night i connected it with my hd... now i need a power cable to plug it in, does a power adaptor work? i was thinking of buying one like at friday or so. if i buy at power adapter, will it work for any sata harddrive?

Edited by silencer.dot, 08 March 2006 - 08:15 AM.

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02 – silencer.dot [SATA HD Wiring]
8th March 2006

my computer dosent have a power adaptor cord for the sata hd, but then i have an extra data cable, last night i connected it with my hd... now i need a power cable to plug it in, does a power adaptor work? i was thinking of buying one like at friday or so. if i buy at power adapter, will it work for any sata harddrive?


Have you browsed/investigated any of the links in my 1st Post –

(2) – Check Computer for unused – [SATA DATA CABLE] – You might have to install a separate – [SATA HOST Adapter Card] – on many systems – See Link –
http://froogle.googl...=ff&oi=froogler

(3) – How to Install SATA Drives – info -
http://www.seagate.c...all_tshoot.html

http://www.gdhardwar...uda_200/001.htm

http://www.seagate.c...081,633,00.html

Jack123


The – [Power Adapter Cable] – will only supply – Power to the – [SATA Drive] – and will – permit – it to function – You can try to follow the – [Installation Instructions] – provided with the new [SATA Drive] – But you may need to add – [SATA Host Controller Card] – if Motherboard does not support a 2nd SATA Drive -

Usually the Installation Instructions will cover these different situations – Have you read these instructions or visited the – [Seagate Website] – Look over the FAQ on website – Usually will answer most questions & cover your situation -

Supply more info on PC

(1) – [Manufacturer] & [Model] – [What Documentation do you have]
(2) – Type – [Desktop] – [Tower] – [Self Build] – Did you build PC
(3) – AGE of PC
(4) – [Operating System] – [Service Pack Installed] – Any Upgrades [??]
(5) – Motherboard – [Manufacturer] & [Model] – Do you have Motherboard Installation CD
(6) – Power Supply – [Manufacturer] – [Model] – [Wattage]
(7) – Video/Graphic Card – [Manufacturer] & [Model Number/s]
(8) – Who installed 1st WD SATA Drive

my computer dosent have a power adaptor cord for the sata hd, but then i have an extra data cable


Did this – [SATA Data Cable] – come with PC originally – What all came with – [New SATA Drive] –

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Edited by Jack123, 08 March 2006 - 07:09 PM.

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i did look at the links, im not sure if it works or not.

(1) – [Manufacturer] & [Model] – [What Documentation do you have]
im not sure about it, i just bought it from a computer store near by.

(2) – Type – [Desktop] – [Tower] – [Self Build] – Did you build PC
its a desktop, and i self build the pc, but then i gaved the parts to an expert in a computer shop to build it for me

(3) – AGE of PC
1 year almost

(4) – [Operating System] – [Service Pack Installed] – Any Upgrades [??]
Windows XP, SP2, i did upgrade my video card, thats about it.

(5) – Motherboard – [Manufacturer] & [Model] – Do you have Motherboard Installation CD
ASUS K8V-X, and yes i do have the mother board installation CD

(6) – Power Supply – [Manufacturer] – [Model] – [Wattage]
im not sure...

(7) – Video/Graphic Card – [Manufacturer] & [Model Number/s]
XFX NIVIDA GeForce 6600 GT 128 MB

(8) – Who installed 1st WD SATA Drive
the people who built my comp, i also bought the first hd there so they pretty much set it up for me.
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Did this – [SATA Data Cable] – come with PC originally – What all came with – [New SATA Drive] –


yes, they gaved me 2 sata data cables, i used only 1 since i have 1 hd, as for the sata hd that i bought, it just camed with the drive, nothing else.

im gonna try the power adapter, if it dosent work i have to buy the card.
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03– silencer.dot [SATA HD Wiring]
8th March 2006

(2) – Type – [Desktop] – [Tower] – [Self Build] – Did you build PC
its a desktop, and i self build the pc, but then i gaved the parts to an expert in a computer shop to build it for me


You should have a – [Bill of Sale] – This should have a description of all items purchased – And/or you should have an – [Overall description of PC Components] – If this was purchased as a Kit – I need to verify that the – [Power Supply] – that is installed has – Sufficient Wattage Rating – The Computer Shop should have returned all this documentation of PC – The – [Name Tag Plate] of Power Supply should be easily viewed -

(5) – Motherboard – [Manufacturer] & [Model] – Do you have Motherboard Installation CD
ASUS K8V-X, and yes i do have the mother board installation CD


Ok- Download the – Free Home Edition of – [EVEREST] – at this following link -
http://www.filehippo...d_everest_home/
Then Download the Attached Instructions for – [Generating Everest Reports] & [Attaching Reports] See Attachment at bottom of Post -

You should have a – [User Manual] – for this Motherboard – Maybe Browse thru the – [Installation CD – It may be located on the CD as a – [pdf – file] -

Download this Attachment for – [Everest Report Instructions]
Attached File  01_EVEREST_4F_Attatchment.doc   32KB   35 downloads

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Edited by Jack123, 08 March 2006 - 07:11 PM.

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here you go.

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04– silencer.dot [SATA HD Wiring]
9th March 2006

(1) – Thanks for the Reports –
(2) – I quickly looked at the [Everest Reports] – Motherboard appears to support – (2ea) – SATA Host Controllers – So as long as you have cables correctly connected – You should be able to add the 2nd SATA Drive –
(3) – Follow directions from Seagate Installation Process – And visit website – Input Seagate P/N – this should answer all questions - http://www.seagate.c...dex/1,,,00.html
(4) – NOTE – that your Western Digital Drive has = [3 Partitions] – You probably need to do this with the new 200 GB Drive to gain full maximum capacity with Windows XP – This should be in the – Installation Procedure] – Which should be with the New Drive Documentation

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thanks alot, i finally got it working, the 200 gb drive splited and went to my other drives, like my f drive was used to be 20 gbs ish, now is a wooping 60, but i got one problem, i posted on the other sections, anywho... thanks alot for the help Jack123

link to other problem from hd.

http://www.geekstogo...howtopic=101657

Edited by silencer.dot, 10 March 2006 - 08:36 PM.

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05– silencer.dot [SATA HD Wiring]
11th March 2006

Ok – Glad you got your drive installed – You are in good hands with the Staff members that have picked up your new Post – We will consider this Issue – [Closed]

– Good Luck –
Jack123

Edited by Jack123, 11 March 2006 - 10:26 AM.

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