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MS-7525 and installing an ATA hard drive


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I have an MS-7525 with a bad SATA drive. I've had problems with every SATA drive I've ever owned and am tired of it. I want to install an ATA hard drive with this motherboard type.

All of my IDE ribbons seems a bit big for the IDE plug on the board. What is the specific name for the plug I need so I can find one cheap? I just want to stick with the older hard drives until manufacturers figure out why so many SATA drives are failing.

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Hi programmer4life,
You are out of luck with that board Im afraid, it does not have any IDE sockets
only SATA and a Floppy Disk Drive socket which is smaller than an IDE socket and
the reason why your ribbon doesn`t fit, see your MBs layout at the link below;
http://h20000.www2.h...ectID=c01386897
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Darn :D

Well, thanks for the info then. I guess I'll just order another SATA drive...
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Would you consider using one of these instead http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822136466 another option would be an external USB HDD enclosure.
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I'll keep that in mind. I've considered that option before but was unsure an external device can be used to boot a system. I'm guessing by your reply that they can.
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Yes you can boot from an external HDD, all you need to do is check your BIOS settings have the option before purchasing the drive, if it does change the boot sequence to USB device first, some info here; http://pcsupport.abo...ootusbflash.htm
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Ok thanks :D
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Hmm I found something interesting. Do you think this item will work for my specific issue?

http://www.geeks.com...?invtid=SIL3611

Thanks. :D
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Hmm I found something interesting. Do you think this item will work for my specific issue?

http://www.geeks.com...?invtid=SIL3611

Thanks. :D

I wouldn't like to say, the idea is a good one but what if it is the SATA ports causing the
HDDs to fail, how many HDDS have you had issues with and what make and model, any
sort of pattern leading up to when the HDDs fail.
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Good thinking, but it's always different computers (3 so far). It happened on this one, my brand new p6523w HP (3 mo old), and another one with a replaced motherboard. I've just had bad luck with em. Haven't heard complaints from other people though.
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It would appear you have been very unlucky with your HDDS.
5yrs warranty for peace of mind http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822136795 it will only work as fast as your MB which is 3gb/s
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