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 231 G Storage February 4, 2012 4:09:09 PM I would go with the SATA drive! Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: Forum2 ,5" HDD for laptop; PATA/IDE : Suggestion ? WD3200BEVE Scorpio Blue ? ForumSATA or PATA optical drives ForumHelp with recommendation of best PSU for PATA/IDE system? Help plz! ForumAre my HDD really out of date for FPS gaming. ForumRefurbished HD vs . New HD ForumWill a SATA I (1.5) dvd rom slow my sata III (6GBs) hard drive to 1.5? Forum90GB SSD vs 500GB HDD ForumSATA HDD of a laptop connected to a Desktop PC ? ForumTom's Hardware Member System Gallery ForumHTPC - Build or Buy Refurbished Desktop ForumSATA HDD + IDE DVD-RW? Compatible? ForumGuild Wars 2 PC help needed ForumNew Vs . Refurbished Gaming Rigs (Dual Vs . Quad) - Need Help Choosing! ForumWhat to you thinks about Refurbished laptop? ForumBest SSD Of 2013, Which is it? Forum[Solved] Upgrades to make the most out of a SATA III SSD? Forum[Solved] Can a sata cable plug into an esata port? ForumBack up HDD and my main HDD disk don't match up. I'm confused! Forum[Solved] SATA Drive (not system) not recognized by Windows Forum[Solved] SATA Drive (not system) not recognized by Windows More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !