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    SATA to IDE converter for HDD
    « on: June 28, 2008, 05:36:23 PM »
    So my hard drive recently crapped out (there was something physically wrong with the read/write arm).  I bought a new hard drive from ebay and discovered that it uses SATA when it arrived, and that my computer doesn't have any SATA ports.  If I buy a SATA to IDE converter (like this one: http://www.addonics.com/products/io/adsaide.asp ), does anyone know if it will work as a primary drive?  I'm going to have to install windows again, will it recognize it as a hard drive in the boot menu?

    xavier

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    Re: SATA to IDE converter for HDD
    « Reply #1 on: June 28, 2008, 07:03:17 PM »
    Yes it will, go into your bios after install you can config your boot order

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    Re: SATA to IDE converter for HDD
    « Reply #2 on: June 30, 2008, 11:23:23 AM »
    Why not use the Free diagnostics tools from the new drive manuf and simply "clone" the lod drive to the new one ? ?
    Or does the drive not run at all ?
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      Re: SATA to IDE converter for HDD
      « Reply #3 on: July 26, 2008, 05:37:27 AM »
      i'm having the same problem, as i'm installing xp,when the computer re-boots it's still not reconizing the hard drive,and starts the installation again.. i thought it would automaticaly,reconize the hard drive.. i also made a floppy, and its still not working,any ideas.. thank's Dave
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      Re: SATA to IDE converter for HDD
      « Reply #4 on: July 26, 2008, 06:06:24 AM »
      Though the OP has not returned, please start a new topic here:
      http://www.computerhope.com/forum/index.php?action=post;board=5.0

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