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April 23, 2011 11:16:33 PM

I want to connect a Seagate Momentous 500G laptop drive to my PC. The PC is IDE only. Can someone tell me what hardware I will need?
April 23, 2011 11:18:47 PM

Sata001 said:
I want to connect a Seagate Momentous 500G laptop drive to my PC. The PC is IDE only. Can someone tell me what hardware I will need?


The Seagate is a SATA drive - I forgot to mention that.
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April 25, 2011 9:49:51 PM

NEW USB 2.0 TO IDE SATA Converter Cable Adapter w/Power
Item# 200599533663 on e-bay. Tiger direct and Newegg also has these.This what I used.They are cheaper on E-bay. You may have to set the hard drive up as a master so it will show in My Computer. You can use the adapter for IDE or SATA. Good luck
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April 25, 2011 11:35:09 PM

Thanks, looks good
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May 6, 2011 4:28:38 PM

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May 6, 2011 5:02:01 PM

On the other hand, the speed of that drive will be limited by the IDE interface. Do you have PCI Express slots? Would you be willing to invest in a controller card?

Or are you only concerned with capacity, not speed?
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May 7, 2011 3:24:18 PM

Thank you, but I forgot that a Sata drive you do not have to setup as a master. Only the IDE drives you will have to set up
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