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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?
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  1. 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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    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
  3. Thanks, looks good
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  5. 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?
  6. 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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