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Re: Will Debian accept a SATA to IDE hdd adapter?

>On Thu, Dec 3, 2009 at 7:52 PM, Stefan Monnier <monnier@iro.umontreal.ca> wrote:
>Agreed, in case you have a choice, go for the SATA controller.
>OTOH, I use one of those frankenstein adapters in a small box (wl700ge
>home router) where the SATA controller is not an option, and it works
>just great for that.

Well, the Frankenstein adapters don't work.  hdd isn't recognized by BIOS no matter what configuration I use, even when it's the only hdd in the computer and I use Master or Cable Select.  Sad I bought 2 of them and neither works with the circa year 2000 HP desktop.  I can't use the PCI adapter unless it also has SATA power as my mobo doesn't have SATA power and my drives don't have the standard 4-prong power adapter.

Hmmm guess I'm stuck unless I'm missing something obvious.


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