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    SP1300 running SATA HD

    I'v searched but didn't quite get any clear results. Since Ill be purchasing a SP1300 MB and it supports SATA for hard drive. I can't find a good price for a 2.5" SATA hard drive, but found plenty of ATA. Is it possible for a SATA to be converted to ATA? I know that ATA have 4 more pins and the cable uses is more bulky which might cause air flow interference, but if it is my option, I might as well uses ATA rather then SATA. Thanks for the replies and help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skygtr
    I'v searched but didn't quite get any clear results. Since Ill be purchasing a SP1300 MB and it supports SATA for hard drive. I can't find a good price for a 2.5" SATA hard drive, but found plenty of ATA. Is it possible for a SATA to be converted to ATA? I know that ATA have 4 more pins and the cable uses is more bulky which might cause air flow interference, but if it is my option, I might as well uses ATA rather then SATA. Thanks for the replies and help.
    The 13k also has ata connectors onboard if I'm not mistaking...

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    ATA cannot be converted to SATA

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    Quote Originally Posted by gabureiru.
    ATA cannot be converted to SATA
    yes it can, you just need a converter, I have one. you can find them on eBay farly cheap. Just look for IDE to SATA.

    I run a SATA drive on my SP1300, a Fujitsu MHT2060BH
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    sp13000 supports ATA as well so just get a normal drive. You could convert but there is nothing to be gained by it as it will have to work at the lower standard anyway. The adapters are also about 30 euro which probably comes prety close to a proper SATA drive anyway when added onto an ATA drive

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    You don't need a converter with the SP-13000. It has both SATA and IDE ports. I found 2.5" notebook drives with SATA interface for about the same price as IDE counterparts here:
    http://www.logicsupply.com/default.php/cPath/26
    But, I also read that the SP13000 needs some special windows install disk to support SATA drives. I am using a spare 20G IDE drive that I already owned so I am curious if the SATA is really faster and if the "special install" is simple and transparent or is it a PITA. Let us know if you try it.

    Grimoor2000: what is your experience with setting up the SATA?
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    when setting up the Sata drive, you need the SCSI drivers on a floppy (and a usp floppy) OR you can make a custom XP disk that already includes them. You can (should) also include the SP's and updates while you're at it. here's how.

    http://www.maximumpc.com/2005/01/how_to_slipstre.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by grimor2000
    when setting up the Sata drive, you need the SCSI drivers on a floppy (and a usp floppy) OR you can make a custom XP disk that already includes them. You can (should) also include the SP's and updates while you're at it. here's how.

    http://www.maximumpc.com/2005/01/how_to_slipstre.html
    They aren't SCSI drivers. They are SATA controller drivers.
    The prompt in the Windows install does say 'SCSI or RAID driver', though. Basically, the Windoze install needs drivers for any storage subsystem that aren't present natively.

    And you don't need a USB floppy drive if you have a FDD port on the motherboard.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    thanks for the replies guys, so to make sure, for the SP1300 board, I can just get the ATA and it is plug and play correct?

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    Yes.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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