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Old 10-13-2012, 02:10 AM   #1
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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.
 
Old 10-13-2012, 03:55 AM   #2
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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.
 
Old 10-13-2012, 05:12 AM   #3
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3.5" HDD external casing must have power supply,
it can't use USB port as power source.
 
Old 10-13-2012, 05:30 AM   #4
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How is that in any way relevant ?.
 
Old 10-13-2012, 07:06 AM   #5
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i am sad

i am sad now
 
Old 10-13-2012, 07:15 AM   #6
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You can try an IDE to SATA converter:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16812232004
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16812107112

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Old 10-13-2012, 07:26 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by future_computer View Post
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.

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i am sad now
So sad you felt the need to create a new account......again.
 
Old 10-14-2012, 09:20 AM   #8
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The converter will make IDE as fast as Sata or not?
 
Old 10-14-2012, 10:28 AM   #9
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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.
 
Old 10-15-2012, 12:35 AM   #10
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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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