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May 29, 2012 2:08:58 AM

Hi! I have some few, hopefully quick questions, ordered from most important to least.

1. OK, the priority is getting the content OFF of the HDD/storage device. The installed OS is Windows XP. I have Windows 7 Ultimate on my computer and I would like to hook up the drive to the comp. (don't worry I have space). I need to know, how? I plug in a 4-pin molex to PSU and HDD, then (whatever port that is on the HDD) to (where do I plug it into, PSU, MOBO?) Fill in the blanks, if you can please.

2. 2nd most is, SERIOUSLY! what port if that? AHCP? AHP? ACP? (something close to that?) (after some research, I believe this is a IDE, am I right?) And what cables go where to make it work. Also, say I do hook it up correctly, will I be able to boot my Win. 7 3TB HDD and access this (120GB) HDD through Windows or some other misc. program? I need to pull the files (duplicate) off of the HDD onto my 3TB HDD...

3. This is just your guyses' input, anything I'm missing or do you want to add anything?

Here is a video summing everything up:

http://youtu.be/8ZDf_nsF_as
(STILL UPLOADING!)

Here is a pic. of the HDD (not my pic): http://www.recycledgoods.com/product_images/h/423/36557...

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May 29, 2012 5:34:06 AM

I find it kind of upsetting that you have a custom computer as nice as that and don't even know about IDE... not trying to be offensive but it's just strange to me.

Anyway, personally, I'd get one of these: http://www.amazon.com/Cables-To-Go-30504-Adapter/dp/B00... and not even bother messing around inside your case.

If that isn't an option for whatever reason, go find one of these:

or


I'd assume your motherboard would've come with the top cable. It should plug in somewhere near your 24-pin power cable. Plug one of the other ends into the hard drive, attach the molex and you're good to go.

The only potential problem that may arise is, the new drive may interfere with your normal Windows boot drive for whatever reason, in which case, remove the drive and carefully read the label and it should tell you how to change the jumper to set it as a Slave drive. Move the jumper over, hook it back up, and everything should be fine. (I'm not too sure of my own advice here sadly, as I've never mixed IDE and SATA drives and haven't even used an IDE drive in the past 7 or so years)

Also, I noticed in the video that you have those same horrible black wire racks that I do. Do you hate yours as much as I do? Can't even look at the thing without a corner falling off. :fou: 
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May 30, 2012 2:10:34 AM

DirkAction said:
I find it kind of upsetting that you have a custom computer as nice as that and don't even know about IDE... not trying to be offensive but it's just strange to me.

Anyway, personally, I'd get one of these: http://www.amazon.com/Cables-To-Go-30504-Adapter/dp/B00... and not even bother messing around inside your case.

If that isn't an option for whatever reason, go find one of these:
http://bigbytepc.net/images/IDE%20Cable%202.jpg
or
http://www.cpcmachine.com/images/a703c27e8309aaf11ae8cc88f15cd41a.jpg

I'd assume your motherboard would've come with the top cable. It should plug in somewhere near your 24-pin power cable. Plug one of the other ends into the hard drive, attach the molex and you're good to go.

The only potential problem that may arise is, the new drive may interfere with your normal Windows boot drive for whatever reason, in which case, remove the drive and carefully read the label and it should tell you how to change the jumper to set it as a Slave drive. Move the jumper over, hook it back up, and everything should be fine. (I'm not too sure of my own advice here sadly, as I've never mixed IDE and SATA drives and haven't even used an IDE drive in the past 7 or so years)

Also, I noticed in the video that you have those same horrible black wire racks that I do. Do you hate yours as much as I do? Can't even look at the thing without a corner falling off. :fou: 


First, I'm already know 14 yet know MUCH about computers, but this ISN'T one of them. So in my old crappy comp, I have one of these:
http://www.cpcmachine.com/images/a703c27e8309aaf11ae8cc88f15cd41a.jpg but I believe I don't have that on my very new gen. mobo: http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/P8Z6...

So, yea. Also, yes I hate those cubes also xD.
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May 30, 2012 3:29:09 AM

Duplicate thread! I replied in your other one under General Discussion.
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May 30, 2012 4:38:24 PM

ttg_Avenged said:
First, I'm already know 14 yet know MUCH about computers, but this ISN'T one of them. So in my old crappy comp, I have one of these:
http://www.cpcmachine.com/images/a703c27e8309aaf11ae8cc88f15cd41a.jpg but I believe I don't have that on my very new gen. mobo: http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/P8Z6...

So, yea. Also, yes I hate those cubes also xD.


No IDE connector, now I feel old. Your only option in this case is to use a USB adapter like the one I linked to in my other post.
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May 31, 2012 1:09:32 AM

You feel old? I'm working on a machine with 2 IDE ports, 4 SATA ports, and an eSATA port, plus a floppy drive! I even remember how to set up IDE ports and HDD jumpers! I think we're in the same club.
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