so i have two HDs (C: and D that are both IDE ... capacities are 20GB and 160GB respectively ... needless to say i need more space, so i picked up a WD 500GB SATA drive
Mobo is a Foxconn 655A01-FX-6LRS .... accepts IDE and SATA ... however, when i installed the new 500GB HD it doesnt recognize it ... i installed the RAID/SATA drivers that came with the mobo on disk .... neither set of instructions (from the mobo or from the new hd) work, Win XP doesnt recognize the HD
i know its possible to do, but i have no idea what im doing wrong ... halp
More than likely the SATA ports are turned off in the BIOS setup so that you don't get an "ERROR DRIVE # NOT FOUND" whenever you boot the computer. Once you turn on the SATA port it should recognize the drive and you can set it up in disk management.
yup, i r noob .... power wasnt connected properly ... recognized the hd on boot-up this time
now i just gotta set it up ... not sure if i want to copy my C:\ drive over to this and make the new drive my primary (since the C only holds 20GB and this one is 500GB) or if i just wanna leave it as the tertiary drive
i use C:\ for windows .... i have a Program Files folder in C, D, and G (the new one) ... i split them up, so as not to let C get full .... D also holds the Pictures and Music folders from My Documents, so idk what G is gonna hold now
btw - has anyone built a custom rig and done a good wire tuck? i have wires everywhere and need to figure out how to get them better organized, and its gonna need more than just some wire loom