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Converting IDE to SATA

I need to convert a ribbon data cable to a SATA connection on the motherboard for 2 optical drives and a HDD. What is the cheapest and most effective way to do this? Thanks.
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    This is what you need http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812232004

    Highly recommend only using that if you have to. The HDD could fail at any time, as it is aging is its a IDE drive. But that will get you running.
    I recommend getting a new SATA drive/Optical drive as soon as possible.
  2. Thanks.
  3. Would this also work? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812226024

    The other one seems like it might be too thick to fit between the drive and case. I don't see any reason why this wouldn't work, but I'm not quite an expert in this field.

    Thanks again
  4. That adapter changes SATA to IDE. You are trying to go from IDE to SATA.
  5. Gam3r01 said:
    That adapter changes SATA to IDE. You are trying to go from IDE to SATA.


    I didn't even notice that, thanks. I suppose I'll buy the original one posted in this thread, I've got to get 4 of them. Thanks for the quick replies by all.
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