Dirt cheap hard drives

I AM LOOKING FOR A HARD DRIVE FOR A DELL DESKTOP, 3.5 IDE ATA, BUT I CANT SEEM TO LOCATE ONE AT A DECENT PRICE.
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  1. Does that upsets you so much that you have to yell? I don't know where you are, but hard disks in North America are rather inexpensive. IDE is old technology and it's more expensive, but you can buy a brand new hard disk for $40: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148236
  2. GhislainG said:
    Does that upsets you so much that you have to yell? I don't know where you are, but hard disks in North America are rather inexpensive. IDE is old technology and it's more expensive, but you can buy a brand new hard disk for $40: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148236

    I do apologize for the yelling, but while that is true that the IDE relatively inexspensive but speeds are slower than what i need or want. Thanks for the info anyway.
  3. You didn't specify your requirements or the size of the hard disks. IDE is slower, but then you certainly don't have a fast system if it doesn't support SATA. If your system has PCI-X or PCI Express slots, then you could add a SATA controller. Is the additional performance worth the expense?
  4. GhislainG said:
    You didn't specify your requirements or the size of the hard disks. IDE is slower, but then you certainly don't have a fast system if it doesn't support SATA. If your system has PCI-X or PCI Express slots, then you could add a SATA controller. Is the additional performance worth the expense?

    Yes that would be worth the expense, but I also have 3 other computers I am rebuilding also. Those are more expensive and i wanted the home computer to cost a little less than all the systems.
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    I AM LOOKING FOR A HARD DRIVE FOR A DELL DESKTOP, 3.5 IDE ATA, BUT I CANT SEEM TO LOCATE ONE AT A DECENT PRICE.


    I have a 20 Meg new. Not sure how much but cheap
  6. $60 1TB SATA drive plugged into a $5 Ebay SATA-IDE adapter or better yet a $10 PCI SATA controller.
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