SATA as Primary, and IDE as secondary

By unknown-12
Jan 19, 2005
  1. hello i have a Seagate 160G SATA HDD, but i would like install my WD 80G IDE HDD as secondary. how do i do that?

    i have an ASUS P5GD1 motherboard

    I already config my SATA hdd as fourth parimary, and IDE as secondary slave.
    everytime i boot the system, it wont load my SATA as primary system source. (i have windows installed on that hdd)
  2. Masque

    Masque TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,058

    Are you doing a fresh load on the SATA or did you do a binary copy of your O/S from the IDE drive? The load needs to see the SATA drive, hence, if you're putting on a fresh load (I'm assuming XP), when you see the intro screen for the load, you need to push F6 to load the drivers that came with the drive (or that can be downloaded from their site). They should be on a floppy disk.

    If you did a copy from your IDE, then you would've needed to load the drivers on that drive FIRST before making the copy.
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