Will external ide hard drives work on a sata pc

I have (3) ide hard drives that I would like to set up on my Windows 7 sata computer. Is this possible?
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  1. Yes, it's possible.

    You will have to buy a "IDE to SATA" adapter for each drive.
    Here's a link to one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=22-998-001&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&Pagesize=10&PurchaseMark=&SelectedRating=-1&VideoOnlyMark=False&VendorMark=&IsFeedbackTab=true&Page=2

    You will also have to get a floppy drive power adapter for each drive as well.
    Here's a link to one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812270312
  2. Thank You, will do - TJM
  3. By SATA computer i guess you mean you use SATA drive's and opticals for it?, in that case, most (depending on when your motherboard was made) should have at least 1 IDE port on the board, my motherboard is about 2 years old, i bought it 1 year ago, and it has 2 IDE plugs, not that i use them, but since you have 3 drives you wish to use, possible you could buy a RAID PCI card and run them through that, like this card http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Ultra-ATA-133-PCI-IDE-Raid-Controller-Card-Adapter-/320597518599?pt=AU_Components&hash=item4aa519e907#ht_3469wt_907
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