Installing 2nd hard drive in my new PC, computer not recognizing it
I just bought a new PC that has a motherboard that has both IDE and SATA connections. The hard drive that came with the PC is SATA. I have an old IDE hard drive that I want to add to the computer. If I hook up the old hard drive with an IDE cable my computer recognizes it without any problems. However, I would rather plug it into the SATA port. So I bought an IDE/SATA converter, which I plugged into my old hard drive and then hooked it up to the SATA cable and my power source, but my PC won't recognize it. In fact, it keeps the PC from booting up properly, if at all (if it does boot I can't see the drive in Windows Explorer). But since the PC is having issues booting it must be recognizing it to some extent. Is there some reason my BIOS wouldn't recognize an addtional SATA connection, but didn't have any problems when I hooked it up with the IDE cable? From what I was reading online I thought hooking up to the SATA was suppose to be easier than using an IDE. It's all very confusing, any help would be appreciated.