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05-16-2009 05:40 PM
Can I Add SATA On Compaq Presario SR1500NX Desktop PC?
The Presario SR1500NX has standard IDE hard drives. Is there such a think as a SATA PCI expansion card that will allow the addition of a SATA drive as a 2nd backup drive?
Thank you from New Orleans.
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05-16-2009 05:45 PM
No need in that. Your motherboard has 2 sata connectors. Bottom Right hand of the board in this photo.
05-16-2009 07:03 PM
Thank you Dr as this is my 1st experience with SATA so I had no idea. Well I will buy a cheap one on eBay and test it.
Regards From New Orleans - Enjoy The Rest Of Your Crawfish
06-28-2009 12:52 PM
What does one do if the SATA connectors don't appear to work? I have a 1300NX, but it appears to be the same mobo as above.
I just tried to install WD Caviar Black, and the machine wont' even recognize that the drive is even attached...not in device manager or disk management.
I've seen a few comments about changing the BIOS for the SATA, but that's not an available option for my BIOS.
Thanks for any suggestions.
06-28-2009 01:16 PM
The BIOS SATA was not available on mine. But I upgraded the BIOS and now it has SATA support.
You may want to update the BIOS, MB drivers, Chipset drivers, etc.
Enjoy The Rest Of Your Crawfish
Gary @ New Orleans
06-28-2009 05:52 PM - edited 06-28-2009 06:00 PM
Never use any bios update unless it is from HP. Any attempt to use one from another site can and will leave your compter useless. There has to be a setting or needed driver. Try updating the chipset as you mentioned.
Also look at the photo under ADVANCED SETTINGS in bios setup. Look for the PATA/SATA portions and set them like you see in the photo.