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    new mobo old hard drives non sata

    hi guys
    i have 2 old non sata hard drives that i want to keep but i want to upgrade my mobo mem cpu and graphics.
    can i still get my hard drives to work and will i need special connectors to do this
    thinking of p35 chip mobo and rad 1950xt graphics
    any advise appreciated
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    Re: new mobo old hard drives non sata

    Most p35 mboards still have an IDE connector that will allow you to attach 2 devices.

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    Re: new mobo old hard drives non sata

    Either buy a mobo that has a PATA connector as well as SATA connectors and use them that way, or buy external enclosures (ypu can get them from about £10 from Scan - I have used the Sumvision ones) and install them in those and access the data via USB.
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    Re: new mobo old hard drives non sata

    hi thanks
    i will be connecting 1 floppy 1 dvd rom and 1 dvd writer as well so sata converters will be necessary i think?
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    Re: new mobo old hard drives non sata

    Quote Originally Posted by spamme View Post
    hi thanks
    i will be connecting 1 floppy 1 dvd rom and 1 dvd writer as well so sata converters will be necessary i think?
    You could do it that way, but it would end up cheaper just to buy a new DVD drive, they're under £20.

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    Re: new mobo old hard drives non sata

    hi probably connect my dvd rom and dvd writer to those
    if it helps i was sort of considering gigabyte board such as
    Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3P
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    Re: new mobo old hard drives non sata

    Just read the tech specs:
    Internal I/O Connectors

    1. 8 Serial ATA 3Gb/s connectors
    2. 1 UDMA ATA 133/100/66/33 connector
    3. 1 FDD connector
    4. 1 IEEE 1394 connectors
    5. 4 USB 2.0/1.1 connectors (supports 8 ports)
    6. 1 audio pin header (supports 8-Channel)
    7. 1 S/PDIF In pin header

    Plug the 2 HDs into the ATA connector on the board, and buy a new SATA DVD writer.

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    Re: new mobo old hard drives non sata

    cheer dude
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    Re: new mobo old hard drives non sata

    Or you could sell the old ATA drives and replace them with SATA, more expensive obviously but an option nevertheless. There is yet another option and that is to buy a PCI plug in IDE card and then run the DVD drives from that.

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    Re: new mobo old hard drives non sata

    how does a pci plug in work and what are the downsides eg speed etc
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    Re: new mobo old hard drives non sata

    This (from Scan) should do what you want. I'm not totally, but I don't think there would be much (if any) of a performance hit. Highpoint Rocket 133LF 2Ch ATA133 Disk Accelerator. The Rocket133 2 ATA channels combine to support up to 4 hard disk drives. £20.62 Inc VAT

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...roductID=17433

    And remember, you will still have the mobo connection as well, combined this would allow you to use upto 6 ide/pata devices.

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    Re: new mobo old hard drives non sata

    thanks guys ill look into this
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