hard drive help

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  1. bowengoh

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    I just bought a SATA hard drive and when i went to install it I just realized my computer runs on IDE :ugh:. Is there any way to make the SATA work on my comp?
     
  2. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Sure, just get an sata pci adapter.
     
  3. keleko

    keleko yes, he is

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    fixed


    $30
     
  4. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    And don't get caught up in sata150/sata300 comparisons.
    Go with the sata150.

    Even the raptors aren't tapping out the 150 rate yet.
     
  5. bowengoh

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    link to good one?
     
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    Yes, SATA is backward-compatible. The newer drive will work with the older controller, it just won't go as fast.

    That said, it will still go faster than the fastest IDE drive, so it's not like you'll be disappointed.
     
  10. bowengoh

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    k thanks everyone for help
     

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