IDE HDD to SATA Tags: Hard Drives SATA Slave Drive Storage Product Last response: January 20, 2013 7:24 PM in Storage Share willava January 20, 2013 6:40:01 PM I need to find a converter that turns IDE HDD's into SATA cables. However all the ones i can find can only be used as a slave drive. I want to install another operating system on to it. But will it matter if it is a slave drive? Thanks More about : ide hdd sata Dereck47 a c 417 G Storage January 20, 2013 7:07:25 PM Try this adaptor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=12-232-... Just note that you will need to run power to the adaptor as well as your IDE HDD. willava January 20, 2013 7:09:32 PM Great! but forgot to mention im in the UK and yes i have plenty molex cables coming from my PSU. Thanks Related resources SATA , IDE HDD Docking station - Forum SATA III HDD on SATA PCI Card vs SATA IDE Adapter - Forum IDE PSU and SATA HDD and Optical drive - Forum How to insert a sata hdd on a system using ide or ahci - Forum HDD not detected through USB- IDE/SATA adapter - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Dereck47 a c 417 G Storage January 20, 2013 7:13:55 PM Do a search for that manufacturer and see if they sell those in the UK. willava January 20, 2013 7:20:15 PM would this do the trick? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-3-5-IDE-HDD-SATA-100-133-... Dereck47 a c 417 G Storage January 20, 2013 7:23:09 PM Yes, and it costs less than what I suggested so that's a plus. willava January 20, 2013 7:24:17 PM Brilliant thanks for your help! Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumOnt install ide hdd on SATA host ForumIDE HDD Master with SATA HDD SLAVE? ForumIDE HDD to Sata Motherboard via Bidirectional Adaptor ForumSATA HDD as the main drive on an IDE mobo? Forum1 sata and 2 ide HDD in one system - 1 ide controller ForumIDE to SATA on HDD using Ultimate Boot CD or Booting from CD ForumIDE hdd in a Motherboard with Sata ports only? ForumAdvice/Opinions SSD and IDE HDD vs. Single SATA HDD ForumHave you cloned a IDE to SATA HDD ForumInstalling my orig. IDE HDD (as Primary) in a HP Comp/Mobo w/ SATA HDD ForumJumper setting for ide hdd with cdrom and sata ForumIDE hdd on sata ForumHow to add an IDE HDD and DVD/RW onto new Motherboard with only SATA ForumSamsung 840 Pro or OCZ Vertex ForumIDE HDD Master with SATA HDD SLAVE? More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !