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#1 bloopie

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 06:34 PM

Hi all,

I've found hundreds of SSD's for laptops with SATA connections, but not many with IDE over 120Gb. I'd like to get an SSD with at least 180G and an IDE connection I can mount in my desktop....

Any ideas, or should I just get adapters to make it work?

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 05:01 PM

I would approach it the other way. I would get a SATA PCI card to control the SSD.

If you were planning on moving your old windows from IDE to SSD I would plug in the card and load the drivers. Then Attach the drive. Then I would clone the old drive to the new SSD.

Otherwise I would just add the card and create the so called F6 disk with the drivers for the SATA card and Press F6 when prompted to while loading XP or Server 2003. Vista and Windows 7 will get to a point where they do not detect a drive and give you an option to load a driver then.

SSDs with IDE = Scarce as you found out. TBH I'm not even sure anyone would waste their time making them for a niche market.

Good Luck.

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 11:21 AM

I would get a SATA PCI card to control the SSD.

That's a good idea, thanks! :thumbup2:

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 05:54 PM

keep in mind that if you want to boot off of the SSD you'll have to go into the boot options and do some tweaking.
Such as boot off of SCSI in older bios for example.

So first check your bios and be sure you'll be able to configure it properly.

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 06:15 PM

Will do, thanks again for your input! It's well received! :)

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