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    fitting a SATA drive to an old IDE motherboard

    Hi folks

    Have fitted hard drives before. Fancied a new larger job but being a new Dad with severe sleep deprivation just didnt look at the detail when ordering and have ended up with a nice SATA OEM job when I should simply have got another IDE drive!

    My motherboard is 32 bit enhanced PCI IDE and Ultra DMA 33/66/10/133 controller. Is it possible to get a power lead adaptor and some kind of IDE to SATA adapter to fit the new SATA drive? Have serached internet but not convinced I'm getting what I need.

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    you can buy sata controllers off ebay for about a tenner.

    this would do you fine

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/3-Port-SATA-VI...QQcmdZViewItem
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    thanks for your quick reply - looks just the job

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    [QUOTE=0iD;1170159]You can also use one of these.... (cant post urls yet lol)


    Has anyone used one of these? I could save a bit on my new build by using my current IDE drive with the converter.

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    [QUOTE=blowtorch;1170194]
    Quote Originally Posted by 0iD View Post
    You can also use one of these.... (cant post urls yet lol)


    Has anyone used one of these? I could save a bit on my new build by using my current IDE drive with the converter.
    they work (all early SATA drives were ATA drives with converters like this built in)

    but they're not appropriate for jonathanmilford who needs the reverse (i.e. to use a sata drive with an ata controller, not an ata drive with a sata controller)

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    thanks again all

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