Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Any floppy & HDD converter?

Last response: in Storage
Share
November 10, 2012 11:57:15 PM

Any floppy & HDD converter?

Machine: Desktop Acer Aspire M5700

HDD and DVD on this mother board are all SATA.
There is an IDE socket (34 pin) on the mother board for floppy drive.

Question:
Is it possible to utilize this 34-pin-socket for installing a 40-pin-IDE hard drive?
Any device for this setting?

Thank you.
Vicky

More about : floppy hdd converter

a c 129 V Motherboard
a c 159 G Storage
November 11, 2012 12:04:33 AM

NO. The are not even close to being compatible

You can however get a SATA to IDE converter to use an IDE drive on SATA.

Something like this. just to give an idea, the link is what google gave me :) 
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

The same thing can also be purchased with USB(and External). Again, What Google gives me
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

Always set IDE drives to MASTER to use any of these adapters as Slave and CS tend to to work.
m
0
l
!