Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question
Solved

IDE TO SATA HOT SWAP

Last response: in Storage
Share
April 13, 2012 2:26:25 PM

Hello,
my current PC supports SATA HD's. My older computer has 5 IDE (PATA) HD's. Is there such a thing as a hot swap bay that has a SATA connector to the motherboard but accepts PATA HD's in the enclosure?

More about : ide sata hot swap

a c 372 G Storage
April 13, 2012 3:56:00 PM

I don't think IDE/PATA drives support hot swap. Even if it is in a hot swap bay/enclosure you will need to shut down the system before yanking the drive.
m
0
l
April 13, 2012 5:26:37 PM

Hawkeye22 said:
I don't think IDE/PATA drives support hot swap. Even if it is in a hot swap bay/enclosure you will need to shut down the system before yanking the drive.


I can deal with shutting the system down to swap HD's. I want to avoid having to crawl around on the floor, unplug and open the PC to switch HD's. So I guess my question should be, is there an internal bay with SATA hookup to the MB that is compatible with PATA/IDE HD's.
m
0
l
Related resources

Best solution

a c 372 G Storage
April 13, 2012 8:11:45 PM

Newegg has a bunch for sata. I can't get a search to turn up IDE though. you might want to check for yourself.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...
Share
April 20, 2012 1:04:34 PM

Best answer selected by tekscritter.
m
0
l
!