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Johno
15th May 2009, 05:58 PM
Hi,

Can an IDE Hard Disk drive be connected to a pc that has SATA connections? Maybe via an adaptor or similar?

Thanks

Johno

DevoDave
15th May 2009, 06:16 PM
There are small cheap adapters to allow IDE drives to be plugged into SATA ports. Around the $10 mark.

Viper
15th May 2009, 09:55 PM
And there are also IDE to USB adaptors so it doesn't need to have SATA or IDE.

Johno
16th May 2009, 05:37 PM
And there are also IDE to USB adaptors so it doesn't need to have SATA or IDE.

if a pc currently doens't have a hdd installed but I have an ide hdd that has windows etc on it if i got an ide to usb adaptor and attahced the ide drive via usb would the hdd just boot as normal? Same question re the ide to sata adaptor too??

lilcuda
17th May 2009, 04:23 AM
You will need a fairly new pc to boot from usb but if it has sata than its probably right to go . I dont see the point in running windows through usb though I would say your far better off with the sata/ide connector .

Even current boards have at least 1 IDE slot , if youve got a sata dvd than you can leave the ide port for the hard drive or use the sata/ide for the dvd if its standard ide.

Best overall solution is to get a sata drive and use your ide with an external case for data storage but than you lose your windows setup .

Johno
5th June 2009, 10:39 PM
can anyone tell me which adaptor from http://www.dealextreme.com would be suitable to connect an ide hard disk to a sata connection?

Bally
6th June 2009, 07:24 AM
can anyone tell me which adaptor from http://www.dealextreme.com would be suitable to connect an ide hard disk to a sata connection?

http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.5458