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What is the best way to install IDE drive into a Sata psu?

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March 6, 2011 1:49:48 AM

I am building a new pc and I have a budget of $800. But right now my build is sitting at $820 ironically. But I can save $20 if I use my old IDE cd drive I'm just unsure of how to install it I am planning on getting an xfx 750 psu.

Thanks in advance as always.

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a b G Storage
March 6, 2011 1:59:34 AM

All old ATA drive were using the common 4 pin molex for power, you should be just fine.
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March 6, 2011 2:03:27 AM

Zenthar said:
All old ATA drive were using the common 4 pin molex for power, you should be just fine.


Thank god :D 
That dvd drive would have been lying there collecting dust.

Wait how about the ide plug? Just plug it in the motherboard right?

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Noob question, just found out the mobo I was looking at supports ide.
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March 6, 2011 2:40:10 AM

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a b G Storage
March 6, 2011 11:15:47 AM

Good thing because those PATA ports are getting rare, many P55/H55 boards didn't have any and the few P67/H67 boards that are out right now don't have any.
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March 6, 2011 12:16:00 PM

You mean ide ports lol. But yea I'm glad it has one and that it has two pci express x16 slots. Lucky me :D 
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a b G Storage
March 6, 2011 1:00:22 PM

Yes IDE, most people refer to them as PATA (Parallel ATA, opposed to SATA, Serial ATA).
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March 6, 2011 1:11:54 PM

Zenthar said:
Yes IDE, most people refer to them as PATA (Parallel ATA, opposed to SATA, Serial ATA).


Oh :na:  mb then.
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