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#1 bshane06

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Posted 20 January 2009 - 12:48 AM

I'm contemplating on buying a SSD to cut down on energy usage and to eliminate my space heater that is running winter or summer. I know the costs of the SSD's are higher comparably, but the fire danger should go down as well as my electric bill.
Anyway, I have a WD 160GB hard drive and wanted to replace with a 128GB SSD. However, the SATA I/II are cheaper than the IDE's, at from what I've seen. Is it possible to convert from IDE to SATA with minimal or no extra cost outside of the SSD? Or am I just plain :thumbsup: !

Thanks for any level of enlightenment!

Shane

Edited by bshane06, 20 January 2009 - 12:50 AM.


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Posted 20 January 2009 - 10:33 AM

You would need a controller card if your motherboard does not have the ports:
http://www.promise.com/supertrak/?gclid=CI...CFRHxDAodC3jYnw
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#3 bshane06

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Posted 20 January 2009 - 11:01 AM

Thanks for the guidance. This is a card that has an available slot on the motherboard? Or am I replacing an existing card? FYI: My brother is the comp. tech. All I do is get into trouble with my imagination. :flowers:

Again, thanks. :thumbsup:

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Posted 20 January 2009 - 04:41 PM

Yes, you would need an open PCI slot
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