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Is there a device that converts two ide devices with one ribbon into SATA

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September 5, 2011 11:24:02 PM

I bought a new motherboard but just realized it has no IDE headers!! but i have a DVDRW and two ide harddrives that i want to keep.

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September 5, 2011 11:36:47 PM

You will have to purchase three separate IDE to SATA adapters. The SATA interface only allows the connection of one device per port. Alternatively you could just get a new DVD drive (they're super cheap) and put your old IDE hard drives in external enclosures and use them as USB hard drives.
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September 5, 2011 11:40:33 PM

awesome thanks so much!! been looking forever for a device that didn't exist! and i didn't think about the external enclosures idea!
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September 5, 2011 11:45:00 PM

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