How can I enable AHCI on a SATA drive after installing Windows??

Can I enable AHCI after installing Windows 7 in a SATA drive that was on IDE mode? ...

“No IDE Fixed Disk Present” After Hard Reboot But Not Soft Reboot?

BIOS displays the following two lines upon hard reboot (i.e., cold reboot, cold boot, or cold start): The following...

Putting a hard disk in disk drive slot?

I have an Intel D845GVSR motherboard: This motherboard does not support SATA drives, but I have a spare SATA driv...

My hard drive is buzzing?

A month ago, I've added a hard drive from an old computer of a friend and it started to buzz, my solution now is hit...

IDE SATA to USB 2 Adapter troubleshooting?

I brought two Vantec IDE SATA to USB 2 Adapters, as shown below: It comes with the following items inside: How...

What's the difference between ATA, PATA, and IDE??

If I am not mistaken these names all referrer to the same technology. Are there any differences between them? If not...

In BIOS, what does “SATA Controller” with the ability to select either IDE or RAID mean??

In my BIOS, I've got a setting called "SATA Controller" that can select either IDE or RAID. It's currently set to I...

Why should I choose (or not) AHCI over IDE in my PC's BIOS settings??

I've noticed in the BIOS settings of the newer PCs I own that I can configure the drive controller work either in AH...

How can I use an old PATA hard disk drive on my newer SATA-only computer??

I've got some old hard drives I'd like to connect to my new computer to quickly transfer gigs and gigs of data from ...