Posted 29 June 2004 - 09:38 AM
I have an old desktop (5 years old) with a 10 Gb HD and a 1 year old Laptop (40Gb HD)
The other day a friend of mine gave me a new SATA 80Gb HD.
I don't know how to make use of it and I don't want to have to buy a brand new expensive computer JUST so I can use the FREE drive.
Can anyone out there help me?
I was wondering if I could put the new SATA drive in with my old drive and plug it into a PCI slot with a 'host adapter'?
I read on a SEAGATE webpage that you could plug in a SATA HD, but you'd need
"A system with a motherboard that has a Serial ATA connector on it, OR a Serial ATA host adapter and available PCI slot in which to install the adapter."
I have an available PCI slot on my old motherboard, will this be possible?
Can someone help me?