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    HELP: ata ---> sata?

    Hi guys,i need help on this one, curently i have mobo with 2xSata and 2xIde and i have 2xdvd writer and 2x ATA hard discs, but i plan to get new mobo and i saw that they have only 1 IDE, so how can i then connect all of that? Some rack or external enclosure?




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    Re: HELP: ata ---> sata?

    6 HDDs?! thats a hell of a lot of porn.

    You might want to look at a getting a PCI 'raid' ATA adapter card, such things can be found for about £10, it will probably be the cheapest way you can get more ports.

    You could also put the HDDs in external cases if you wanted, you could also look at consolidating your HDDs, remeber 500gig HDDs can be found for 60-70£ now a days (save on noise and electricity).
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    Re: HELP: ata ---> sata?

    Probably easiest solution is to get a couple of hard disk USB enclosures (I have recently bought some 'Sumvison' cases from scan and mount the IDE hard drives in those. Then, as Animus suggests) buy a bigger drive (probably SATA - you can get 500Gb relatively cheaply) and once installed, copy the two ide (USB) drive contents to it. You don;t have to get the SATA drive immediately, yopu can just use the IDE drives connected to the USB ports until you do.
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    Re: HELP: ata ---> sata?

    An IDE to SATA adapter (like this) might be what you're looking for

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    Re: HELP: ata ---> sata?

    If you're talking about the drives in your My System I'd be inclined to sell them and get 2 SATA disks as replacements. To get the data copied across you can always temp remove the DVD drives, connect the IDE, copy over and then replace the DVD - no need to go out and get an external enclosure, unless you really need one.

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