Safe to plug old IDE Hard drive into my new motherboard? Tags: Motherboards Hard Drives Last response: April 4, 2010 12:30 PM in Motherboards Share tuesday0108 April 4, 2010 8:23:51 AM I need to grab some data off of an old hard drive. It uses IDE and a 4pin molex power connector. WOuld it be safe to plug it into my new motherboard? I have a Gigabyte 890GPA motherboard and it has an IDE slot on it. More about : safe plug ide hard drive motherboard Lmeow a b V Motherboard April 4, 2010 9:09:43 AM Of course - the IDE port on the motherboard was intended to allow people to use their old IDE DVD or HD drives. Why wouldn't it be safe, lol? m 0 l abhishekk89 April 4, 2010 12:30:47 PM absolutely... its not like the hard disk will destroy ur motherboard and vice-versa of course... m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources IDE cable plugged in/power unplugged = hard drive safe from damage? Forum new motherboard - hard drive wont spin - not detected in bios but is when plugged into old mobo Forum SolvedTwo IDE Hard Drives plugged into a single IDE slot on the motherboard, do the two hard drives share the 130 MB/sec interface? Forum SolvedGetting new SATA system to see old IDE Hard Drive? Forum SolvedNew Hard Drive with Old Motherboard. Doesn't Recognize. Forum Want to use old hard drive, but it\'s IDE cable. Motherboard is sata Forum SolvedI have same problem, the old hard drive via usa is not even recognzed when its plugged into new pc, the light is green.. Forum 500gb IDE Hard Drive, Old Motherboard, 137gb limit, and Windows XP Forum Want to use old hard drive, but it's IDE cable. Motherboard is sata Forum SolvedI just got a new case and motherboard for my pc, using my old hard drive, however its seems a ton slower than usual Forum SolvedI have a new motherboard, processor and memory installed, but kept my old hard drive, however, my comp failed to start up and Forum My motherboard wont recognize my hard drive. It is an ide hd plugged into a sata Forum My OLD IDE Hard Drive wont work on new build??? Forum SolvedNew motherboard, cpu, video card and ram. Old Hard drive. OS Reinstall? Forum SolvedReplaced Motherboard - Where do I plug in my old DVD reader/writer drive? ? Forum New motherboard old hard drive Forum Win 7 on new hard drive with old motherboard Forum SolvedI can't connect my old ide hard drive Forum I have same problem, the old hard drive via usb is not even recognzed when its plugged into new pc, the light is green.. Forum I exchange hard drives in my computer the new hd is sata the old one was ide no Forum More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !