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Got a new hard drive and cables dont match.


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Hello,

I currently just purchased a new hard drive to be used as a slave since I am almost out of space.

The hard drive i purchased is:Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 ST3250823AS 250GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM

I tried to install it into my slave HD place in my computer and the plugs for the power supply and mobo do not seem to match.

My motherboard is:K7T266 Pro2.

What should I do? Did I not purchase the right configuaration hard drive, and if so what configuration should my new drive be? Please help a noob at installing parts.

Edited by psycho-active, 09 June 2005 - 12:18 AM.

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Hi, You have bought a Serial ATA hard drive. This hard drive uses a different method of connection to the mother board - it is not IDE. Your mother board does not have any SATA connectors by the looks of it
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gibbocool is correct, thats a SATA drive, and your board doesnt have any sata ports.
best bet is to return that drive, and get an IDE hard drive. specifically you want a UMDA 100 or 133 drive.
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Hi, You have bought a Serial ATA hard drive. This hard drive uses a different method of connection to the mother board - it is not IDE. Your mother board does not have any SATA connectors by the looks of it

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Thank you very much for teh quik response. So, do I just simply order an IDE labled hard drive? :tazz: ;)
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Hi, You have bought a Serial ATA hard drive. This hard drive uses a different method of connection to the mother board - it is not IDE. Your mother board does not have any SATA connectors by the looks of it

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gibbocool is correct, thats a SATA drive, and your board doesnt have any sata ports.
best bet is to return that drive, and get an IDE hard drive. specifically you want a UMDA 100 or 133 drive.


thank you very much.

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specifically you want a UMDA 100 or 133 drive.

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does that mean IDE Ultra ATA100 and IDE Ultra ATA133?
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Just get an IDE drive :tazz:
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if your current drive is 133, get another 133. if its a 100, go with that. it fine either way, the reason I bring the speed up is, if one drive is 133, and the other 100, they will both slow down to the slower speed.
if you get a 133, you wont go wrong.
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if your current drive is 133, get another 133.  if its a 100, go with that.  it fine either way, the reason I bring the speed up is, if one drive is 133, and the other 100, they will both slow down to the slower speed.
if you get a 133, you wont go wrong.

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thank you very much.
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your welcome!
happy to help out
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Just put the hdisk back in the box, and return it to the store for a IDE or EIDE
hdisk.
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