I'm wanting to get a new HD (pref SATA) for my machine. However, my machine only supports IDE drives and not SATA. I'm wondering if there is a cable which allows you to connect a SATA drive to a IDE socket. Does this kind of cable exist at all?
Yeah, I know but the reason why I asked about this cable is that I'd rather buy a SATA instead of an IDE one is so that I can use it in the next machine that I'll upgrade to. I don't want to be spending money on these things unless I really have to.
you might as well just get a new mobo. to my understanding, getting a pci controller card, if you did have two drives, swapping files, drive to drive, that would be hella fast, but as far as using it for operating files and gaming and other normal tasks. Correct me if i am wrong but the speed of the drives or the info getting to the processer is going to be bottlenecked by the pci bus. Then there is no real advantage.
I would just get a new motherboard with it built in and go that route. I have built two machines with the Gigabyte GA-7N400 PRO Socket-A nForce2 Ultra 400 chipset DDR PC2100/PC2700/3200. supports sata raid, and IDE raid.
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"Just bought a motherboard with Serial ATA RAID? Dont yet have a SATA drive? All your problems are sorted with this handy little device. With pass throughs for both data and power connectors its the convienient step between old and new generations of hard drive."
Ep, glad to see you come back and tidy up...did want to ask a one day favor, I want to enhance my resume , was hoping you could make me administrator for a day, if so, take me right off since I won't be here to do anything, and don't know the slightest about the board, but it would be nice putting "served administrator osnn", if can do, THANKS