Posted 19 October 2009 - 04:12 PM
Am considering a new Dell computer .... currently have a Dell Dimension 4300 (circa 2001) and planned to use my current IDE HDD (only 1 year old - replaced original) BUT just found out that Dell SATA machines no longer support IDE. BUMMER
Is it reasonable (from a performance aspect) to use a 'SATA to IDE converter'? ... the 2nd drive would not be used for programs - only storage.
Although I have built computers from 'scratch' (when I was younger and had access to extra space - i.e. a lab), I've reached the age when I'd rather have a customized one built for me.
Use the computer for Web design/website maintenance, FTP (upload and down). email, Internet, miscellaneous document/image activity, only a little gaming, very little music uploads/downs.