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April 3, 2011 1:39:10 AM

Hi,
I am new to the forum but I would appreciate any help you can provide me. I am currently building a new computer as a replacement to my antique Dell Dimension 3000. I would like to use my old hard drive (which is IDE) on my new computer (SATA only Mobo) so I can use my operating system until I eventually buy a new hard drive and clone this hard drive onto the new one.
I was wondering what would be the best solution(either adapter or cable) to help me get around this compatibility issue.

Thanks for all your help

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a b G Storage
April 3, 2011 1:45:04 AM

You can purchase an IDE to SATA converter/adapter:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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April 3, 2011 4:40:16 AM

great idea!! thanks for your help
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April 3, 2011 4:40:31 AM

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a b G Storage
April 4, 2011 1:24:52 AM

chipleytt said:
great idea!! thanks for your help


Glad to help.

Please be aware that you cannot just put your existing HD in a new system and have it work. The HD will be
looking for all of the old components and might not even boot into Windows.

Here's a link to some discussion about doing this:

http://www.computing.net/answers/hardware/new-system-ol...

You can also do a Google search How to install an old hard drive in a new system

Good luck!
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