sata drive converted to ide with addonics ADSAIDE

By lolomat
Jul 18, 2005
  1. Hi,

    I have purchased this little thing

    I have a Seagate ST380013AS. There is no problem with the hardware and bios but win XP is having problems accessing the disk both when it is primary disk for OS or a secondary one for just storage.

    I tried using silicon drivers but they wont work since there is no SATA controller on my mobo. There is a little switch for slave/master selection.

    I have a gigabyte P4 mobo. Dont know the exact model.
    Does anybody have xperience with this kind of setup? I am starting to think that I am going against the all odds. But this ADSAIDE manual says it should do the trick.

    Thanks in advance for any ideas.

    Best of wishes
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Are you having problems while using that Adsaide?
    If so, it may not be as compatible as the makers would like.
    For the same price you could probably buy a SATA PCI-card. Won't be as fast as an onboard controller though.
  3. lolomat

    lolomat TS Rookie Topic Starter

    yeah i had problems.
    it is not compatible with my mobo. i tried it on another mobo. works really nice. disappointment anyway. thanks for the reply
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