I have purchased this driveDiamondMax Maxline 250Gb 8Mb Cache Hard Disk Drive ATA 133 but i cant get it to work my mother board supports UDMA 66/100/133 now does this mean it supports ATA drives and if so do i need to purchase an IDE to ATA cable to get this to work the drive is def not an SATA as i first wrote in my other posting
Guys i think i should have advised you that this will be the 4th hard drive installed i 3 hard drives and 1 dvd +/- burner to be honest im am not sure if the mother board supports the ATA drive if it does as in pre note do i need to buy IDE to ATA cables and will these also allow me to connect the other drives ok
P.s. if you are wondering how i am going to anothe hard drive fitted when i only have 4 slots i have bought a USB to IDE cnnector
Are you perhaps encountering the 137GB Bios limit on ATA hard drives. See this article from Scott Mueller click here UDMA and UATA drives are exactly the same so that makes no difference. It may be that your motherboard bios does not support drives over 150GB. Most of the HDD manufacturers have drive overlay programmes to overcome this problem.