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    Unhappy IDE to SATA

    Hey guys, I'm amazed that I never noticed this forum before, looks like the perfect place to ask this sort of question. So anyway, I am a total noob when it comes to technical jargon, so I'll try and explain this as best as possible.

    My motherboard is a K8M890-8237 (http://www1.dealtime.co.uk/xPF-Foxco...ATA-RAID-Ether). I need an IDE to SATA convertor so that I can hook my PC to my Xbox 360 disc reader via a SATA cable.

    I would really appreciate it if someone could help me out here. I mean, would something like this http://linitx.com/viewproduct.php?prodid=11086 work? If so, will my motherboard support it?

    I guess a few of the nub questions I have in my head is: Does my motherboard already have a SATA port? I opened my pc up and had a look, but couldn't see any. Will a SATA cable connect to the adaptor and the adaptor connect to the motherboard EASILY? Ugh, can someone try and explain what I should do please?

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    Re: IDE to SATA

    The board you linked to already has SATA ports (in blue under CMOS battery).

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    Re: IDE to SATA

    Quote Originally Posted by mrt9888 View Post
    The board you linked to already has SATA ports (in blue under CMOS battery).
    I've ran a system test and this is what it's telling me my motherboard is: Board: Winfast K8M890-8237

    Research says that Winfast are now Foxconn. Is this the same board?

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    Re: IDE to SATA

    Yes your motherboard does have sata in it, however it also has ide, each ide port support two devices, so you would not need the adapter. Is this a permanent connection you are trying to do? If this is just a temp job, why not get a IDE drive encloser which presents with a USB, allowing you to plug and unplug it when you like.

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    Re: IDE to SATA

    Quote Originally Posted by oolon View Post
    Yes your motherboard does have sata in it, however it also has ide, each ide port support two devices, so you would not need the adapter. Is this a permanent connection you are trying to do? If this is just a temp job, why not get a IDE drive encloser which presents with a USB, allowing you to plug and unplug it when you like.
    Thanks,

    Is there a way of knowing if my SATA port is free? Could you point it's location out on this picture: http://procity1.com/procity1/Images/...mother/am2.jpg?

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    Re: IDE to SATA

    They are the two blue rectangles at the bottom left hand corner. I had this board, it died on me

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    Re: IDE to SATA

    Sure at the bottom left of the picture to the left of the button battery there are two sata ports they are blue. The IDE ports are to the right of the battery in the middle and are white and the one above it is blue. The mother board probably has printing on it. Here is another picture showing 4 ports.


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    Re: IDE to SATA

    Thanks a lot, i'll take a look now

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    Re: IDE to SATA

    ps you can get cards that plug into an IDE port on the motherboard that convert it into 2 sata ports
    and also pci cards that allow sata drives to be pluged into them.
    That card you linked to plugs into an ide hard drive to convert it into sata so that's not what you'd want.

    What I don't get is what exactly you're trying to do?

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    Re: IDE to SATA

    I think the OPs trying to mod his Xbox 360. Still, it's not the easiest mod to do if you are not familiar with even a SATA port.

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