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#1 t3s

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Posted 28 June 2009 - 08:00 PM

This computer I am using has a Second HDD sharing a ribbon cable with a DVD RW Drive. I don't like it but the problem is that the 1st HDD is using SAT. There is still one more SAT slot on the MB but the 2nd HDD only supports IDE. I'm looking around on the net and I'm finding kits but I just wanted to make sure before I bought something that didn't work.


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Posted 28 June 2009 - 08:06 PM

First question: What don't you like about sharing the ide cable with your dvd-rw drive?

My reason for asking is I've never had problems running any hard drive or any other peripheral for that matter that was IDE as a slave on an IDE cable.

Second question: What kind of kits are you looking at? IDE to SATA?

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Posted 28 June 2009 - 08:15 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16812156010

When I try to burn something and/or listen to music it gets distorted.


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Posted 28 June 2009 - 08:18 PM

I just noticed the reviews.

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Edited by Newb4Life, 28 June 2009 - 08:22 PM.


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Posted 28 June 2009 - 08:23 PM

On motherboards which only come with 1 IDE slot...a user can run any two IDE devices on that slot.

The motherboard for this system (and the last two motherboards I have used) only reflect 1 IDE connector and 4 SATA connectors. I use an IDE hard drive to install XP and put the optical drive on the "middle" connector of the IDE cable.

On earlier motherboards (with 2 or more IDE connectors), the problem you cited existed because the optical drive would slow the PATA hard drive down.

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Posted 28 June 2009 - 08:26 PM

I've used IDE to SATA adapters on several drives.
Haven't had any problems yet !
The ones I used I got off of rbay for $6.95 with free shipping.
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Posted 28 June 2009 - 08:29 PM

I've used IDE to SATA adapters on several drives.
Haven't had any problems yet !
The ones I used I got off of rbay for $6.95 with free shipping.


Any idea what the name/model was?

EDIT:

2 More questions:

I'm reading alot about how slow it is and even had one guy talk about having to wait for his music to buff. Would you report that?

and http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductRevie...1&Keywords=

How does that one look?

Edited by Newb4Life, 28 June 2009 - 08:40 PM.


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