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Accessing PATA drives from a system with only SATA

Hi.

Just built my new Windows 7 machine and it runs very nice. I still have my old Xp3 machine, but thinking of putting Linux on it for a programming machine. Anyways, my new machine only has a SATA interface and no PATA (for old ide drives).

I'm wondering if I can access old PATA HDD's from my new machine that has only SATA. Any adapters or anything? I have a P8P67 ASUS mobo it that helps.

On second thought, I guess I could access them through the usb with a usb to PATA adapter??

Thanks :)
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    You choices are to buy a PCIe card that lets you connect an IDE drive (IDE is the more common name for "PATA"). Here's an example: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16815158084CVF

    ...or to buy an external enclosure that accepts an IDE drive internally and has an external connection like USB, such as this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817145131
  2. sminlal said:
    You choices are to buy a PCIe card that lets you connect an IDE drive (IDE is the more common name for "PATA"). Here's an example: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16815158084CVF

    ...or to buy an external enclosure that accepts an IDE drive internally and has an external connection like USB, such as this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817145131


    thanks. i like the 2nd option!
  3. Best answer selected by keto6789.
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