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SATA to IDE converter not working

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  • Sorry if this is the wrong forum.

    I have a SATA to IDE converter that works between a SATA 150Mb/s port on a motherboard running Windows XPpro 32bit SP3 and an IDE hard drive. But it only works rarely between a SATA3.0Gb/s port on another motherboard running Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1 and the same IDE hard drive. The drive shows up in the BIOS but not in Windows Explorer.

    IDE drive is: IBM IC35L040AVER07-0

    SATA 150Mb/s is on Gigabyte GA-81925X-G rev 2.0

    SATA 3.0Gb/s is on ASUS P8H61-MX

    Can anyone help?

    Thursday, February 21, 2013 2:59 PM

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  • Further to the above I have found that if the SATA 3.0Gb/s port is set to Hot Plug each time the computer is started without the converter and then hot plugged in after Windows is running and logged in, the hard drive is recognised by Explorer. But after shutting down and restarting with the converter connected Explorer does not see the hard drive.
    Thursday, February 21, 2013 5:22 PM