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Using IDE HDD with newer SATA-capable m/board

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#1 bravestarr5


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Posted 14 March 2009 - 10:52 PM

Hi everyone

Just got a new system and wanted to at least transfer my data from my old hdd onto my new computer.
After opening it up I found all the drives were using SATA connectors!

How do I connect my old, IDE ribbon drive, to my new pc?

Thanx for reading,

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 12:51 AM

they sell adaptors that go from IDE to sata, but I havent had any luck with them.



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Posted 15 March 2009 - 01:20 AM

they sell adaptors that go from IDE to sata, but I havent had any luck with them.

Yup. A lot of those are a coin flip when it comes to whether it will work or not. Easiest way is a IDE/ATA/SATA to USB converter.


Not recommending that particular one. Several different models are available. Just nice to have around when you need to pull data off drives.

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