How do I connect an IDE drive to SATA?

Updated: 01/24/2018 by Computer Hope

IDE to SATA interface adapterIf you have an IDE drive, whether it is a hard drive or CD/DVD drive, and your motherboard has a SATA connection, you can still connect the IDE drive to the motherboard.

For under twenty dollars, you can purchase an IDE to SATA adapter to convert an IDE connection to a SATA connection to connect to the motherboard. You can find this adapter in retail and online stores, including Best Buy, Walmart, TigerDirect, and

Note: You may also need an adapter to convert the 4-pin Molex power connection on the IDE drive if the power supply in your computer does not have an available 4-pin Molex power connector.

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