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future_computer 10-13-2012 01:10 AM

Hard disk with pata/IDE port
 
I still have Hard disk with pata/IDE port,
but now almost all mobos have sata ports,
no IDE port at all,
what to do with my old hard disk if I change computer (I customize)?
I have a Seagate 500GB and Maxtor 320 GB,
it is a waste to throw them away. :(

syg00 10-13-2012 02:55 AM

I have external housings that have both (E)IDE and SATA connectors internally - you can use either type of disk in them. I bought specifically because they could. So I can use them as external disks via the USB connector; good for backups.

I've also swapped out the disks in old (real, consumer) PVRs I have, and stuck in my bigger ones.

future_computer 10-13-2012 04:12 AM

3.5" HDD external casing must have power supply,
it can't use USB port as power source.

syg00 10-13-2012 04:30 AM

How is that in any way relevant ?.

amileen 10-13-2012 06:06 AM

i am sad
 
i am sad now

H_TeXMeX_H 10-13-2012 06:15 AM

You can try an IDE to SATA converter:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16812232004
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16812107112

cascade9 10-13-2012 06:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by future_computer (Post 4804469)
I still have Hard disk with pata/IDE port,
but now almost all mobos have sata ports,
no IDE port at all

Its still possible to get motherboards with IDE/PATA ports. IDE/PATA PCI and PCIe adapters are easy to get. If you really want to use your old HDDs internally its possible.

Quote:

Originally Posted by amileen (Post 4804581)
i am sad now

So sad you felt the need to create a new account......again.

future_computer 10-14-2012 08:20 AM

The converter will make IDE as fast as Sata or not?

H_TeXMeX_H 10-14-2012 09:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by future_computer (Post 4805344)
The converter will make IDE as fast as Sata or not?

It really depends on the speed of the HDD. It doesn't matter if the SATA interface is faster if your HDD is too slow to use it.

cascade9 10-14-2012 11:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by future_computer (Post 4805344)
The converter will make IDE as fast as Sata or not?

No, it wont. It will actually make the drive slightly (up to a lot) slower than it was with its native IDE/PATA interface.


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