IDE To SATA Drive Not Recognised

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  1. Posts : 27
    Windows 10: Pro (1903) (x64)
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    IDE To SATA Drive Not Recognised


    I have a SAMSUNG 40GB IDE HDD that I took out of an old case.
    I acquired an IDE to SATA adapter. The drive turns on; no strange noises, or anything. It looks pretty much band new, dispite it being 15 years old.
    It's not recognised by Windows, and it doesn't seem to show up in the UEFI (BIOS). I think it has Windows XP on it.

    It had a jumper pin on the far left, I removed it to see if that would work.
    I don't know much about the jumper pins. I've used many drives before, but never used them.

    Here is the jumper pin guide on the label, maybe this can help.


    Drive Information:
    SAMSUNG 40GB SP0411N | REV. A
    Manufactue Date: 2003.09
    The rest I can't decypher, becuase it's in what looks like Korean.

    General Pin Setting
    ::|:

    Master (1 Drive)
    ||::

    Slave
    :|::

    Cable Select
    :||:
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  2. Posts : 7,048
    windows 10
       #2

    On ide you could have two devices on one controller the main drive would be set to master and second to slave on some old systems you could set cable select and that would sort out settings.

    If it's on its own it shouldn't make any difference what it's set to just set to master some have a master and master with slave settings. Some of the ide SATA converts don't work very well
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  3. Posts : 14,630
    Windows 10 IoT
       #3

    With the very old 40 pin 40 wire IDE cables you would have to use the Master or Slave position.
    Cable Select only works with the newer 40 pin 80 wire IDE cables. The position of the drive on the cable determines if its the Master or Slave.
    I wouldn't think the jumper would have any effect when its plugged into a IDE to SATA adapter though?
    SATA drives don't use a drive select jumper as there can be only one per SATA Cable.
    I'd put it in the CS position or Master if you want to rule it out as the issue.
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  4. Posts : 14,630
    Windows 10 IoT
       #4

    Can you see it in disk management?
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  5. Posts : 1,020
    Windows 10 Pro 20H2 19042.572
       #5

    The op needs to describe which IDE to Sata he is using. That would help. I have several older IDE drives in External USB Units that work ok. If its some sort of internal adapter, it maybe a different problem.
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  6. Posts : 27
    Windows 10: Pro (1903) (x64)
    Thread Starter
       #6

    I can't see it in disk management.
    It's small circut board with IDE input on one side, and the otherside has SATA power/data p has 4 pins to plug the cable that came with it for the PETA power cable.

    It's looks much like this.
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  7. Posts : 14,630
    Windows 10 IoT
       #7

    Double check your cables and make sure its plugged into a SATA port on the motherboard thats enabled / turned on. Some motherboards have two separate SATA controllers one for RAID say and the standard one. Make sure all your SATA poerts are enabled and not in RAID mode.
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  8. Posts : 1,020
    Windows 10 Pro 20H2 19042.572
       #8

    Kamryn said:
    I can't see it in disk management.
    It's small circut board with IDE input on one side, and the otherside has SATA power/data p has 4 pins to plug the cable that came with it for the PETA power cable.

    It's looks much like this.
    Well that looks like is should work. I assume you mount the drive in a standard 2.5" or 3.5" drive bay. I gather the 4 pin power cable is just for the board, not for the drive ?
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  9. Posts : 3,762
    Windows 11 Pro 64 Bit 22H2
       #9

    Make sure you are plugging the power adapter into the IDE-USB Adapter and the power plug is plugged directly into the wall socket and not thru a power strip or extension cord as this diminishes the power.When the drive is powered up, you can put your ear next to it and hear it spinning up and humming. If not, it's not getting enough power, or the drive has failed.
    Also, when plugging in the USB cable, be sure to plug it into the Back USB port (desktop) not the front or thru a hub as these ports are weaker.
    If all else fails, the adapter has failed. try something like this: Amazon.com: AGPtek SATA/PATA/IDE Drive to USB 2.0 Adapter Converter Cable for Hard Drive Disk HDD 2.5, Compatible with USB 1.1/2.0/3.0, With External AC Power Adapter Included: Gateway
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  10. Posts : 14,630
    Windows 10 IoT
       #10

    spunk said:
    Make sure you are plugging the power adapter into the IDE-USB Adapter and the power plug is plugged directly into the wall socket and not thru a power strip or extension cord as this diminishes the power.When the drive is powered up, you can put your ear next to it and hear it spinning up and humming. If not, it's not getting enough power, or the drive has failed.
    Also, when plugging in the USB cable, be sure to plug it into the Back USB port (desktop) not the front or thru a hub as these ports are weaker.
    If all else fails, the adapter has failed. try something like this: Amazon.com: AGPtek SATA/PATA/IDE Drive to USB 2.0 Adapter Converter Cable for Hard Drive Disk HDD 2.5, Compatible with USB 1.1/2.0/3.0, With External AC Power Adapter Included: Gateway
    Its an IDE to "SATA" not IDE to USB adapter.
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