Refurbished SATA HDD vs. 2 PATA/IDE Drives Tags: Hard Drives SATA Storage Product Last response: February 4, 2012 4:09 PM in Storage Share JRom_246 February 4, 2012 3:26:55 PM Building a new computer for my mom on a strict budget! So I'm trying to decide whether to decide to go with: Refurbished SATA Hard Drive http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml... or Install 2 PATA/IDE Drives which i already own. <--- Problem with this is im building her a Sandy Bridge PC and the mATX I purchased for her http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Does NOT come with IDE Port so I would have to purchase 2 of these: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... To plug the drives into SATA Ports! Question is, Do I purchase the 2 Adapters so I can use the PATA/IDE drives ? Or do I just purchase the refurbished SATA Hard Drive ? More about : refurbished sata hdd pata ide drives rolli59 a c 261 G Storage February 4, 2012 4:09:09 PM I would go with the SATA drive! m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solved2,5" HDD for laptop; PATA/IDE: Suggestion ? WD3200BEVE Scorpio Blue ? Forum SolvedSwapping my HDD (sata3) with my optical drive(sata2) to open up room for SSD Forum SolvedHDD Raid 0, Sata 2 vs Sata 3 Forum 2.5 sata HDD external hard drive Forum Old Sata1 HDD not recognized in Bios if mixed with Sata2 drives Forum Solved[Hard Drives] One 2TB HDD vs Two 1TB HDD's Forum Hybrid HDD vs HDD on SATA2 mobo Forum HDD raid 0, sata 2 vs sata 3 - help Forum Can I put 4 IDE HDD's, 2 Sata HDD's and 3 DVD drives on an.. Forum USB 3.0 HDD vs Internal SATA 3 Drive for computer system? Forum SolvedWD 3TB HDD SATA Drive stopped working Forum HDD vs SSD with SATA 2? Forum SolvedDual Storage (SDD + HDD) Drive Setup - MoBo SATA Question Forum Sata 2 vs Sata 3 HDD Forum SolvedQUESTION: Raid 1 with 2 ambigious Sata HDD and 1 SSD for OS Forum SolvedSATA SSD vs SAS HDD in 12 node cluster Forum SolvedRegular HDD performance vs. SATA max speed Forum SolvedHow to to make working 3.5"HDD cheap 2.0 USB Chinese SATA enclosure with 1 tb SATA HDD in it. Forum SolvedBrand new PC that runs windows XP SP3 wont recognize SATA2 hdd, which is recognized in BIOS though Forum SolvedIf I use a SATA 3 SSD , and a SATA 2 HDD is there any problem? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !