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Hard Drive Not Recognized

October 16th, 2012

I’m converting an old PC(old Gateway about 10 or 11 years old) to a network storage device. It has an IDE motherboard and will not recognize the new SATA hard drive I’m trying to install using a converter. What changes need to be made in the BIOS?

A ten to eleven year old computer will almost certainly have a limit of less than 137GIG in the BIOS and if you are unlucky it may be only 32Gig. Rather than buying a converter that may be problematic get a PCI to SATA card which costs about the same and are very cheap.

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