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using HDD IDE in a new MB support Sata ports only

hello guys

i have bout new pc and and now i have old IDE (80 GB) , i playing to bought an IDE to sata converter to made it work on my new MB alongside my 1 Tera HDD sata drive , .... my question is that effect on my build system or the IDE HDD it self??!!!


anybody face problems with using this way to reusing this old parts ..... i am planing to USE IDE HHD for install Linux Distro's only ....so how u think about that!!!!


any info i will be grateful .... thx
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  1. Emerald said:


    not availabe in my country ....and if i try do international shipping , is that PCI card support win 8.1 and show in Bios/UEFI system with no problem??!!!

    how about that converter i talk about
    http://www.amazon.com/IDE-SATA-Adapter/dp/B000RK89M4
  2. I had mixed experience with these kind of adapters.

    First make sure you have the correct Master/Slave settings.

    Some worked right away, some decided to work when they want (sometimes not detected by BIOS after reboot), some I could not get to work.

    The cards linked are only meant as examples for another option of connecting your drive. they should be available from other manufacturers depending where in the world you live. most of those cards will allow you to boot of them and they should work with Linux. Most Linux versions usually do not support UEFI and you will need to enable Legacy boot mode in the BIOS.
  3. Emerald said:
    I had mixed experience with these kind of adapters.

    First make sure you have the correct Master/Slave settings.

    Some worked right away, some decided to work when they want (sometimes not detected by BIOS after reboot), some I could not get to work.

    The cards linked are only meant as examples for another option of connecting your drive. they should be available from other manufacturers depending where in the world you live. most of those cards will allow you to boot of them and they should work with Linux. Most Linux versions usually do not support UEFI and you will need to enable Legacy boot mode in the BIOS.



    ummm .... so is that better to not use my Pata/IDE drive .... give it a chance and reuse , i just want use it cuz works fine and i need to use it separately with my 1 TeraB HDD ..... and if i use the PCIe card is that will be a permanent solution for use my old HDD??!!

    and thx anyway for ur replaying
  4. Best answer
    If your using W8x you might as well take advantage of the technology your motherboard has to offer by getting a 6.0 Sata HDD or SSD. There's nothing wrong with reusing older hardware such as HDD's but for me personally i would not reuse an older hard drive to install onto a new build unless it's used as an external or possibly with an open PCI or PCIe slot as extra storage. IDE drives are pretty old and even if yours have been shown to work just fine i wouldn't reuse it for a modern setup as you will get limited speed and you would most likely have OS problems and might have to even reinstall your OS, settings, software when the drive does finally give out and is more of a headache.
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