Hooking up a SATA drive to a PATA motherboard

Meng Cheah meng-D1t3LT1mScs at public.gmane.org
Mon Jul 14 05:15:33 UTC 2008

Paul King wrote:
> Hello
> I recently purchased a PCI adapter card to hook up a recent 1TB SATA
> drive I purchased. I have a motherboard which is an ASUS A7 running an
> AMD Athlon processor.
> Problem is that adding the card means that all my PCI ports will be
> taken. It seems to matter, since adding the card makes the computer
> freeze on detection of the SATA card.
> Another potential cause of conflict is that I already had a PATA IDE
> raid card. I was wondering if getting one of those SATA adapters
> (converts a PATA to SATA port) was OK to put on to the RAID card. I
> already have one SATA power hookup attached to the power supply.
> Anyone got SATA to work on hardware that old?
I tried a SATA drive with my ASUS K8N motherboard; no success.

Others have been successful with old hardware.
I'm afraid this is one issue where YMMV :-)



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