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Hard Drive IDE port color on motherboard

By GeekieNick101 ยท 4 replies
Nov 13, 2006
  1. Hey everybody,

    I have a question regarding the color for the IDE port that the hard drive goes on, I'm not sure what kind of motherboard it is it says intel on it and its a Gateway 300se. Would it be white or black?

    Thank you
  2. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    It's probably the white one!!! Try it and check the bios to see if the hdd appears on the primary or secondary bus!!! If it appears on primary, then all is well!!!!
  3. GeekieNick101

    GeekieNick101 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 373

    Ok I will thank you very much
  4. anantnarayan

    anantnarayan TS Rookie

    Hi Nick !
    Yes probably the color of IDE port is of white port. After connecting ur hard drive please go to bios and clear the NVRAM and check if Hdd is detected. If yes u are ready to go. Hope this might be helpful for u.
  5. GeekieNick101

    GeekieNick101 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 373

    Thank you everyone, I went into the BIOs and the Hard Drive is set on primary I dont remember what port I put it in thats why I wanted to be sure, Thank You everyone
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