Minor technicality, the SATA and PATA technologies are different no doubt but SATA is still apart of the IDE spec isnt it? (otherwise we wouldnt be seeing ATA150 in places)IDE is slower, data transfer rate typically 100/133 MBps (u must have seen ATA-100, ATA-133) that of course depends on the cable used as well.
S-ATA, as well called Serial ATA. has typical transfer rate of 150MBps, they are hot swappable as well, means that you can (though I never got in need to do that), un-plug the hard drive's cable, and re-plug.
okay this is the frist time i didnt set raid up, and the cables are connected and the harddrive connects and the mobo has 4 slots i believe the one i am insterting it into is the sata1 thing and i have tried 3 different cables its kinda bugging me i am debating on going to a ide harddrive thats not oem so i get the drivers i mean i got the ones with this one it just cant find it bvut ill try a diff sata slot tonightBlind_Arrow said:have you been using this SATA before? on this mobo?
oin the BIOS, there is utility called as Configure SATA as raid, see if it isnt checked. also check your cables etc.
this was my first time as well using the S-ATA, but i carefully setup the BIOS, and every thign goes well. I do not configure RAID on my system, check your BIOS as well, and as every motherboard comes with at least 2 SATA cables, try switcihng them, may be one has fault.
also, see if you are inserting the SATA data cable on SATA1 (written on motherboard).
If I recall correctly, you've gotokay this is the frist time I didnt set raid up, and the cables are connected and the harddrive connects and the mobo has 4 slots I believe the one I am insterting it into is the sata1 thing and I have tried 3 different cables its kinda bugging me
SATA drvies have boottime drivers?am debating on going to a ide harddrive thats not oem so I get the drivers
For most SATA drives you need to load 3rd party SATA drivers .. youll prolly need a floppy drive ... the installer wont recognize the SATA drives until you load these 3rd party boottime drivers. As for PATA, that refers to Parallel ATA ... "old style" IDE ... you keep saying "IDE" ... but thats incredibly vague because both SATA and PATA are apart of the IDE spec.well shdount it detect the harddrive when its going to install windows I hit f6 to sepcify it and it comes up with windows xp drivers and then it goes to acculty format it and it syas cant find harddrive what the hell is pata slot I got ide cd drive
Yeah thats the thing with SATA drivers ... they're real finicky. Which drivers did you use (mobo? seagate?)oh and I load the drivers they dont load to my harddrive disk I can pick xp or server, or nt and windows 98 and below so I pick xp since I am gonna use that then I hit enter and enter again and it says bam no harddrives can be found to laod windows