Connecting an IDE drive to a SATA cable

Discussion in 'Computing' started by Tim, Jun 2, 2005.

  1. Tim

    Tim Guest

    Is it possible?

    I have a new PC with a SATA drive and a spare SATA cable. My spare HDD is IDE,
    though. Is there any way to connect it to the SATA cable? A SATA-IDE or IDE-SATA


    Tim, Jun 2, 2005
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  2. Tim

    Harry Guest

    Yes you just need the IDE>SATA adaptor. Around $18 to buy, probably cheaper
    now. Check out
    Harry, Jun 2, 2005
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  3. Tim

    TT Guest

    Don't you have a spare IDE plug on your MB? What does the
    CD/DVD drive plug into?

    TT, Jun 2, 2005
  4. Tim

    Tim Guest

    I have a new PC with a SATA drive and a spare SATA cable.
    I have 2 burners in there, using the IDE cable (dual plugs).

    Tim, Jun 6, 2005
  5. Tim

    TT Guest

    So only the one IDE plug on MB? I have usually seen 2 which
    means 2HDs and 2Burners using 2 dual cables. So in that
    case if you can't do that buy another SATA HD or do with out
    1 burner. Unless you are pirating I can see no need for 2
    burners anyway ;-)

    TT, Jun 6, 2005
  6. Tim

    Hunter1 Guest

    Or just buy a 50 dollar IDE card with 2 IDE channels on it.
    Hunter1, Jun 6, 2005
  7. Tim

    Tim Guest

    Yep - I think this might be the easiest option.

    Tim, Jun 7, 2005
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