Hello - I have a WD Internal 500gB drive that I’m trying to mate up with an older aBit K8T800 AV8 Mobo. I believe I have a jumper to set on the drive so that it is compatible/works with SATA-I as this is an older Mobo. The drive is labeled: SATA/16mb cache and its model no is: WD5000AAKS - 00D280. I think this new drive should auto-adjust for this situation but it does not.
Can someone guide me to the proper jump settings? I see an 8pin, dual row set of pins on the back of the drive. I know we’re not dealing with the traditional IDE-based “Master/Slave” relationships - I am just believing that I need a setting on the drive to “slow it down” so that it works with the older controller.
I have attempted to install Windows XP but pressing the F6 and the “detour” with load the drivers from a floppy comes up fine but always fails with “No drifve can be found” message. I have the floppy set up (I think) correctly. I have tried at least three sets of drivers downloaded from the aBit website: http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff2/whftherb/th_DvrDL_SATA_12-21-20109-41-59AM.jpg?
I hope someone can help me.