Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 250GB 3.5" Serial ATA150 Hard Drive

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Pancho Claus, Sep 23, 2005.

  1. Pancho Claus

    Pancho Claus Guest

    Just bought this new 250 gig Seagate Barracuda hard drive to replace my
    Maxtor 250 gig that is crapping out. Now when I installed my old Maxtor
    it was just a matter of popping it in and hooking up the cable to it.
    Do I need anything xtra when I put the Seagate in? Below is a link to
    the new Seagate I just bought. The maxtor I'm replacing failed a
    diagnostics test and took forever for windows to reformat it so I can
    do fresh reinstall. Windows installed okay on it but it boots up really
    slow. So, I'm just gonna move the maxtor into the other slot and use it
    strictly for storage.
    Pancho Claus, Sep 23, 2005
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  2. Pancho Claus

    why? Guest

    Not a bad start, provide details of the new SATA drive, but then fail to
    mention anything about the Maxtor model or your motherboard.

    If the Maxtor ia a PATA , IDE 40 pin cable and you don't have SATA
    connectors data and power or even the option in your BIOS for booting
    from SATA then you may have some issues.

    Below is a link to a SATA post from a few days ago.
    or shorter
    links to a site showing you the cables / adapter options , a few of

    why?, Sep 23, 2005
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