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From the old HD-connection to the new one


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#1 antoniuni

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Posted 04 September 2015 - 06:56 AM

Somebody can inform me if there is a possibility to use the old HD-s with the flat cables through an adapter cable in my new system (computer)? 



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Posted 04 September 2015 - 07:02 AM

It is possible with an adapter. There a two kinds. This one which allows you to use it bidirectional which means you can attach it to an IDE port on the motherboard or to the back of a hard drive and this one that only attaches to the back of the hard drive. Just make sure you have the room to add the adapter. You will be losing speed vs a SATA drive though.

 

Edit: The second link is incorrect. That is for connecting a SATA drive to an IDE port, not IDE to SATA, sorry.

 

Edit Edit: You cannot use this adapter to boot the hard drive. You can only use it to add an IDE drive to a SATA port as a data drive.

 

Here is a video on the first adapter I linked to.


Edited by JohnC_21, 04 September 2015 - 07:18 AM.


#3 antoniuni

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Posted 04 September 2015 - 07:16 AM

THANKS a lot JohnC_21! :clapping:



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Posted 04 September 2015 - 07:22 AM

No problem, just be sure you do not use it to boot a hard drive as I am pretty sure that would not work. And, sorry for posting the adapter (second link) that is not for your issue. As you can see form the video the adapter sticks out a ways from the rear of the hard drive. Check your clearances.


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Posted 04 September 2015 - 07:37 AM

:thumbsup:






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