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Ide To Sata Adaptor Quandary


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#1 tremper00

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Posted 15 April 2007 - 11:43 AM

Hi everyone.

In brief, the kid bought a SATA drive for an IDE only machine. I bought an adpator which is fine, but...
Only 2 existing IDE plugs on motherboard. One feeds HD (with an extra plug hanging in space for a non-existent 2nd HD), and the other feeds the DVD and CD ROM. There is an available plug for what was the FD (I removed it), but that pinout is a liitle different (standard IDE has a pin near center connector "blocked" off.
Is the FD connector usable for a hard drive if I "tuned" the connector? I understand it is not advisable to put a hard drive on the same IDE bus as CD's etc due to problems with bus traffic. Is there a way out of this?

BTW, the adaptor plugs directly into the MB, so I can't hook it into the end of the existing HD ribbon cable... or CAN I?

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Posted 15 April 2007 - 12:01 PM

The easiest thing for you to do would be add a SATA controller card if you have an available PCI slot.

Here is an Example:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16815108103
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Posted 15 April 2007 - 12:14 PM

OK, thanks. BUT... The HD is internal. Isn't that SATA card supplying an SATA connector for an external drive?

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Posted 15 April 2007 - 12:16 PM

This card has one internal and one external port
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Posted 15 April 2007 - 12:25 PM

Mea culpa. I saw that after I posted my reply to you. Thank you very much for your help. I will order this thing now.

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Posted 15 April 2007 - 12:31 PM

No problem BTW I hate adapters. I have seen so many cases of the adapter enabling the item only to run in the slowest possible mode.
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