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Sata Hdd On Ide Mobo?

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#1 fatalwounds


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Posted 24 September 2008 - 11:29 PM

I accidentally bought a SATA HDD, then i realized my motherboard only has an
IDE connection...

Is there any way i can use it on my motherboard? its a really nice hard drive, 500gb, 7200 rpm, 3gb/s


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Posted 24 September 2008 - 11:42 PM

You could use an adapter like this one.

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Posted 24 September 2008 - 11:48 PM

Alright, thanks

I read some of the specifications and it says up to 1.5gb/s...could I still use it?

Edited by fatalwounds, 24 September 2008 - 11:52 PM.

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Posted 25 September 2008 - 01:24 PM

Sure...that 1.5 is merely the max throughput the drive could ever achieve.

FWIW: SATA drives are faster than IDE drives but today's IDE drives are also pretty fast (in actual use).

You will also need a SATA PSU connection for that drive or one of the adapters available for such.

I prefer controller cards to these drive adapters, but that's a personal bias. Both seem to do the job.


Edited by hamluis, 25 September 2008 - 01:28 PM.

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