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Hard Drive Interface Cables
« on: November 30, 2006, 11:48:14 AM »
I have an ATA (IDE) 40-pin interface connector and a new SATA hard drive. How should I connect the SATA hard drive to my computer?

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Re: Hard Drive Interface Cables
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2006, 02:33:01 PM »
If your motherboard does not have a SATA connector, you'll need to install a sata controller card.

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    Re: Hard Drive Interface Cables
    « Reply #2 on: November 30, 2006, 07:03:00 PM »
    there are SATA to IDE conectors you can pick up at bestbuy or most store's
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    Re: Hard Drive Interface Cables
    « Reply #3 on: November 30, 2006, 07:03:49 PM »
    Thank you for the link.
    After looking at all the different choices, I decided it would be easier (and cheaper) to return the SATA hard drive and get a hard drive with the correct interface connector.  :-[
    « Last Edit: November 30, 2006, 07:04:51 PM by Erik_Siverson »
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    Re: Hard Drive Interface Cables
    « Reply #4 on: November 30, 2006, 07:59:54 PM »
    You made a good choice. Less confusion and less hardware.