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Old 02-02-2009, 04:18 AM   #1
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Default Installing an IDE Hard Drive in a Acer Aspire M5620

I just purchased an Acer AM5620-E5512A

It is Quad Core Intel

I am trying to install an extra hard drive an IDE 320GB Western Digital HD.

I am running Vista 64-bit the computer is recognizing the drive as a floppy drive how can i fix this?

There was only one IDE port on the motherboard.

I went into the bios and there is no option to change the drive to another category.

I am trying to get this to work without having to purchase an IDE to SATA adapter if possible.

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Old 02-02-2009, 04:42 AM   #2
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Default Re: Installing an IDE Hard Drive in a Acer Aspire M5620

Some modern motherboards don't have an IDE connector. They do for some odd reason have a floppy drive connector. I don't know how you got it to plug in but that's the reason it shows as a floppy and not a hard drive.
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Old 02-02-2009, 03:27 PM   #3
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Try getting a 3 port ide cable and slave one hard drive to the other.
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