Closed Best way to solve IDE/SATA problem Tags: SATA Hard Drives Motherboards Components Product Last response: January 31, 2011 6:14 AM in Components Share zavulon January 30, 2011 8:04:22 PM I have an IDE motherboard MSI 890GXM-G65 RT, and SATA hard drive WD1002FAEX and Blu-Ray drive. From what I understand, my options are: 1) Get an IDE-to-SATA converter for the MB 2) Get IDE hard drive and BD-Rom 3) Get SATA-to-IDE converters for HD and BD-Rom My concern is with performance - one reason I got this specific mobo and HD is because of 6.0Gb/s transfer speed. Is that going to be affected with converters? So - what do you think is my best option? More about : solve ide sata problem Best solution rajaawad23 January 30, 2011 8:27:45 PM you have 5 SATA slots, why would you use IDE? zavulon January 30, 2011 8:33:13 PM rajaawad23 said:you have 5 SATA slots, why would you use IDE? Doh! I didn't notice the SATA slots at all.. I'm such an idiot. Thank you so much! Related resources How to solve IDE/SATA problems - Forum Question about IDE/SATA converter and HDD fan - Forum Ide/sata issue in bios - Forum IDE/SATA to USB Adaptor not picking up drive. - Forum IDE/SATA ? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer zavulon January 30, 2011 8:33:21 PM Best answer selected by zavulon. Maziar a c 135 V Motherboard January 31, 2011 6:14:20 AM This topic has been closed by Maziar Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumIde-sata drive not working ForumFreezing during games. Could SSD be the problem ? ForumOnly one hard disk out of IDE/SATA getting detected, screwy stuff ForumSG-80: Up the RAM & mix n' match IDE/SATA ? ForumDuel Boot IDE/SATA XP and 98 Question ForumIs Seagate Momentus XT 750gb will solve my slowness problem ForumPC not performing (excessive clocking) ForumBest way to set up 2.1 ForumFX-6200 vs FX-6300? ForumE2160 OC problem on Asrock mobo Forum[Solved] Think I may have an overheating problem ForumBest combination for $750-800 budget Forum[Solved] Which processor is best for multitasking and mid range 3D gaming ForumStrange booting problem ForumFreeze and boot problem More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !