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September 26, 2011 5:25:16 AM

Hi Guys

I'm trying to convert an old IDE drive to SATA. I would like to use the drive onthe top of my case in the holder area where a HD can go (my case: CM690 II).

What would I need to buy in order to convert the IDE to SATA and have it fit in that spot?

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a b G Storage
September 26, 2011 7:24:09 PM

You can easily purchase an IDE to SATA (also called a PATA to SATA) converter. Just make sure that it is either going the right way (converts a PATA drive to a SATA controller), or that it is bidirectional.
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a c 117 G Storage
September 27, 2011 2:06:46 PM

If this thing is a SATA dock you are trying to plug into, the converter is not a good idea. It will probably not fit in the slot for one, and will be too loose to keep a solid conection even if it did fit somehow. Copy the data to a real SATA drive or use an external USB enclosure for your IDE drive.
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a c 117 G Storage
September 27, 2011 3:37:45 PM

nordlead said:
either of these will probably fit if your SATA connection is L shaped
- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


he's trying to use it in the external dock for this case http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=6638, I don't think any adapter will work well as those are made for a flexible power and data cable location not a rigid side by side configuration. You'd need a cable extender from the ports to the converter. By the time you get done with buying everying, you may as well get a new hard-drive which is a much more reliable way of doing this.
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September 27, 2011 4:27:35 PM

hang-the-9 said:
he's trying to use it in the external dock for this case http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=6638, I don't think any adapter will work well as those are made for a flexible power and data cable location not a rigid side by side configuration. You'd need a cable extender from the ports to the converter. By the time you get done with buying everying, you may as well get a new hard-drive which is a much more reliable way of doing this.


oh, I was thinking the top HDD slot. I didn't realize there was an external docking station. That is a pretty cool feature on the case. In that case I agree with you. Better off buying a new HDD.
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