1: Purchased SATA internal drive because I thought it would
by R. Proffitt - 10/12/08 7:31 AM
In Reply to: Just checking by tgconte
1: Purchased SATA internal drive because I thought it would work being that the internal drive I have in my pc now (Drive C:\) is a SATA drive & has worked fine for over a year.
That's a good first step but for XP, since XP knows nothing about SATA the issues are fairly deep. You must understand if you installed the SATA driver or are using the IDE SATA BIOS EMULATION as well as enabling SATA ports. There are many many variations here so all I can offer is that it's a deep issue without complete details about your setup, bios settings and more I can't offer a do-this.
2: The hard drive enclosure I purchased states USB control also. I'm not sure if I understand that correctly. Does that mean you can just place & connect the SATA drive into the enclosure then via USB connection from enclosure to PC it would be recognized?
NO. Even with that we still need to partition and format a new drive. It's not automatic.
"Or, as I thought, install the eSATA adapter into the pc, connect it to the other SATA connector, which is underneath the SATA connector that my internal drive is connected to, & it would work."
Sorry, it's not that simple. While Vista helped by adding support for many SATA connections you appear to run XP so you need to check your BIOS settings and more.
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