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May 11, 2007 8:31:05 PM

So I have a Compaq Presario S6900NX and I just bought a SATA Hard drive. But I cant seem to find a cable that matches the SATA data slot...so does that mean I can just go out and buy any SATA cable and it will fit with my comp? or is the comp to old to use an SATA HD.

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May 11, 2007 11:51:04 PM

Checked the manual on line and doesn't look like there are SATA connectors on that motherboard so you won't be able to use a SATA drive. You can get a SATA connector card but they seem to run $300 to $400 dollars but for that kind of money you could get a mobo, CPU, and memory. If you didn't get on board video that would be extra.
E.g.,
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
May 12, 2007 6:43:40 AM

Well thanks for your effort...it turns out i will most likely get a harddrive thats compatable with my mobo...which i dont know what be called.
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May 12, 2007 7:38:01 AM

PATA/EIDE/ultra ata 133 all the same thing, just all the names for it. Hope that helps! 8)
May 13, 2007 5:30:29 PM

LOL, $300 for a SATA controller.

The OP doesn't need RAID or PCI-X, especially since the Compaq doesn't have PCI-X.

Depending on where you bought your SATA HD (that is, in store or online), it might be cheaper and easier for you to get this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

So, for $23 you can get a SATA controller shipped. If you bought the SATA HD online, it'll probably cost more than that to ship back your drive, take the 15% restocking fee and ship out a new PATA one.

If you bought instore, though, they'll probably exchange it for a PATA one at no cost.

LOL... $300...
May 13, 2007 6:55:30 PM

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LOL, $300 for a SATA controller.

The OP doesn't need RAID or PCI-X, especially since the Compaq doesn't have PCI-X.

Depending on where you bought your SATA HD (that is, in store or online), it might be cheaper and easier for you to get this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

So, for $23 you can get a SATA controller shipped. If you bought the SATA HD online, it'll probably cost more than that to ship back your drive, take the 15% restocking fee and ship out a new PATA one.

If you bought instore, though, they'll probably exchange it for a PATA one at no cost.

LOL... $300...


I figured you could get these cheaper than $300 but could never find them. when I was looking a while back.
May 13, 2007 11:45:14 PM

so far, most of the reviews on the thing said it doesnt work very well...im not sure if i want to get it if it wont even work.
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