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    Default How to change pata Hard drive to SATA Hd on gigabyte mobo

    I want to upgrade to a SATA hard drive on my pc. Currently I have two pata hd s one is 80gb and the other is 189gb.
    80gb is the master hd. Now I want to upgrade to a single SATA HD (probably 500+gb) How Do I do this? what are the steps? (A link to a step by step process would be welcome) Also what software or tools do I need to move my old files to the new SATA HD. Also can I keep one of the pata HD installed with a SATA? Thanks in advance

    my system:
    mobo gigabyte EP43-DS3L
    pentium E5200 2.50 ghz oc to 3.3ghz
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    Default Re: How to change pata Hard drive to SATA Hd on gigabyte mobo

    From your mobo user's manual:

    Storage Interface
    􀂊 South Bridge:
    - 6 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors supporting up to 6 SATA 3Gb/s devices
    - Support for SATA RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5 and RAID 10 (Only for GA-EP43-DS3LR)

    􀂊 JMicron 368 chip:
    - 1 x IDE connector supporting ATA-133/100/66/33 and up to 2 IDE devices

    􀂊 iTE IT8718 chip:
    - 1 x floppy disk drive connector supporting up to 1 floppy disk drive

    You can mix PATA and SATA drives on your system.

    You can often download free disk cloning software from the hard drive manufacturer's website, where they should have instructions or a FAQ that detail the procedures. This software usually only works if you have one of their drives installed in your system.

    I've had mixed results when downloading other freeware cloning software and this software is often painfully slow.

    My Western Digital (WDC) "Black" 640GB hard drive is excellent; reasonably quiet, 50% better throughput than my 1 or 2 year old WD drives, and the Black versions come with a standard 5 year warranty. Available models start at 500GB and up to 1TB or more.
    Check out Newegg (WD drives) and other web based retailers for the best prices.
    Most of these drives will be O.E.M. models which means that you will have to purchase a SATA cable and manually download any hard drive software or manuals from the web.

    Let us know how you make out.
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    Default Re: How to change pata Hard drive to SATA Hd on gigabyte mobo

    Thanks I will

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    Default Re: How to change pata Hard drive to SATA Hd on gigabyte mobo

    thanks for all the help I can always count on people here

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    Default Re: How to change pata Hard drive to SATA Hd on gigabyte mobo

    So did you get it all setup then? If you still need more help please let us know

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    Default Re: How to change pata Hard drive to SATA Hd on gigabyte mobo

    I borrowed a friends norton ghost software. Im gonna buy the hard drive soon (looking for a bargain hehehe )

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    Default Re: How to change pata Hard drive to SATA Hd on gigabyte mobo

    If it is not the very latest Ghost then it may not work, keep that in mind

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    Default Re: How to change pata Hard drive to SATA Hd on gigabyte mobo

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but I've seen several references where they recommend the Ghost 2003 version over all the more recent versions.
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    Default Re: How to change pata Hard drive to SATA Hd on gigabyte mobo

    Yes, Ghost 2003 ROCKS!! But sadly it does not work on SATA Devices very well, especially new ones. I use Ghost 2003 on a 1.44MB disk at least 2-3 times a week on client computers, works Perfect for IDE just not SATA

    You have to use the very latest to Ghost SATA Drives or RAID Arrays. I hate norton except for Ghost 2003, if I had to suggest a backup program to someone from norton it would be Save and Restore 2.0 not Ghost

    My real suggestion is Acronis True Image though for anyone else who also hats norton and finds Ghost 2003 to not work for them

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