Context: I'm experimenting with an IDE->Sata adapter in my A-100 Popcorn hour. I've tried the adapter and with my PC and it works great with all the different drives I've tried. But when I try to boot my A100 with a Hitachi HTS543216L9SA02 160 GB 2.5" Sata drive connected it hangs on the "loading - 'remember to always backup your harddrive'" screen.
The exact same setup connected to my IDE port in my PC works great.
Harddrive: Hitachi HTS543216L9SA02 160 GB Sata drive 2.5"
Adapter: JMicron JM20330 based IDE->sata adapter (http://www.pc-adapter.net/products/231.html)
The below HD does not work in the A110 NMT. It gets stuck on 0% installing even after formating to NTFS in a PC.
Hitachi 2TB 3.5" Deskstar Coolspin SATA-III 6GB/s Hard Drive - 5900rpm 32MB Cache - HDS5C3020ALA632