Transfering data from old IDE to new SATA

Discussion in 'Asus' started by N1CK3RS0N, Feb 14, 2008.

  1. N1CK3RS0N


    Feb 14, 2008
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    I've been putting this off because I knew it would be a hassle.

    My old computer which I used for 10 years was a 1998 Dell. I recently finished building my new custom PC and its been great. Now I just need to transfer some files from my old PC to my new one.

    I took the old hard drive out of the Dell, hooked it up to my new computers motherboard using the ribbon cable, and attacked the power cable from the power supply.

    I expected it to just list the new hard drive as like drive e:/ . But it is not reading it. I'm told I may have to do something using the BIOS?

    Anyone know how I can get my new comp to read this old drive.

    Motherboard information:

    Hard drive informationl:
    Old: Maxtor n256 IDE 20gb hard drive.
    New: Western Digital SATA 500gb hard drive
    N1CK3RS0N, Feb 14, 2008
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