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Using my old ide drives on my only-sata mobo

im having a very difficult time figuring out what i need to buy to continue using my 3 ide drives on my new mobo without having to buy new drives. first of all, i dont even know what the back of a sata drive looks like. on my ide's there are one 4pin molex and the 24 pin female. there seem to be all different kinds of adapters out there, including pci-e cards, mini bridges, and simple 2-way plug heads. what do i need guys? least amount of $.
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  1. try this site.has both the data and power adapters.

    http://www.amazon.ca/SATA-Adapter-Cable-Power-Cord/dp/B001OOT804
  2. Best answer
    As said in your other thread: http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-2072776/ide-sata-adapter.html

    Either a PCI-E card (2 IDE drives per card)
    or
    A new SATA drive, and copy the stuff off the old, slow, IDE drives.
  3. I've used this device many times in the past, still have one or two floating around *just in case*. LoL
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812206002
  4. USAFRet said:
    As said in your other thread: http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-2072776/ide-sata-adapter.html

    Either a PCI-E card (2 IDE drives per card)
    or
    A new SATA drive, and copy the stuff off the old, slow, IDE drives.


    ok i think ive finally got it now. that is the most cost-effective way. thank you for your help.
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