Hooking up a SATA drive to a PATA motherboard

Lennart Sorensen lsorense-1wCw9BSqJbv44Nm34jS7GywD8/FfD2ys at public.gmane.org
Mon Jul 14 19:28:59 UTC 2008

On Sun, Jul 13, 2008 at 10:43:53PM -0400, Paul King wrote:
> 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?

Will there is no A7 board.  There are lots of A7* boards though.

If the board has an onboard raid controller you may have to disable that
in the bios to allow the add in card to work.  I have certainly seen
that on some boards.

Len Sorensen
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