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    i bought an sata hard drive but i later found out that i currently have an ide so is there anyway i can hook up this hd?

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    Does your motherboard have a SATA controller ?
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    i dont think so

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    Quote Originally Posted by crashandburn0420
    i dont think so
    Well... then either you buy yourself a PCI sata controller, or you exchange this drive for a plain old IDE (pata).

    Just to make sure, which motherboard model is it ?
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    Manufacturer: MSI
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    Motherboard Name: MS-6577
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    HP motherboard name: Giovani2-GL6

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    Quote Originally Posted by crashandburn0420
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    Manufacturer: MSI
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    Motherboard Name: MS-6577
    This motherboard doesn't appear to have a SATA controller :
    http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/g...cname=bph07843

    It has a 845G chipset from Intel. Unfortunately only 865G and up have SATA.
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    There are so-called adapters available, but I wouldn't put much stock in them. I also run an 845 chipset. I bought a SATA controller card for 19 euro. It has 6 channels, though only 4 can be used at a time. It supposedly offers RAID support but this is only Soft RAID and is not supported under linux since the 2.4 kernel. (I would agree that this is a good thing though, it supplies its own BIOS but leaves the RAID to the OS.)

    Anyway the one I got was very cheap but very reliable. I boot from it all the time. In fact I run 2x320GB drives from it.. It's a Sunwayt and uses the SIL driver which is included in the main kernel I believe. I can't link you right now, komplett seems to be down.

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