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May 9, 2012 1:33:37 AM

this is a pretty simple question and i need a bit of help on this. I need a IDE to SATA adapter so i can use this Hardrive...
http://www.nextag.com/Seagate-ST3160021A-Barracuda-160G...
on this motherboard...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
my price range is $1-20 (sorry all i can afford atm because i am buying other computer parts)
anyone know any good $1-20 IDE to SATA adapter that can work with these 2 products? thanks!

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a c 137 V Motherboard
May 9, 2012 1:41:22 AM

Just get a PCI IDE controller card. Something like this, although it doesn't have to be this exact one. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000YMJ6ZE/

Can't boot from it, but I would hope that you don't need to.

Here's just a straight up adapter that I've used, but it's junk. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000RK89M4/ It'll work (did for me at least), but the transfer speed was so slow with it that it was almost useless.
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May 9, 2012 1:52:23 AM

for the controller card... what u mean by boot from it?
just saying i needed this so i am able to use my hard drive which is that on that motherboard.
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a c 137 V Motherboard
May 9, 2012 1:54:23 AM

fool1010 said:
for the controller card... what u mean by boot from it?
just saying i needed this so i am able to use my hard drive which is that on that motherboard.


And it'll do just fine for that. :)  Some people I've seen want to be able to boot from their older IDE drive for whatever reason, so I was just covering all the bases.
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May 9, 2012 1:58:18 AM

really?! ;o would the speed be fine? like normal or a bit slow? jw ;p
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a c 137 V Motherboard
May 9, 2012 2:05:52 AM

fool1010 said:
really?! ;o would the speed be fine? like normal or a bit slow? jw ;p


Should be fine with the controller card.
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May 9, 2012 2:07:23 AM

Best answer selected by fool1010.
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May 9, 2012 2:07:35 AM

Awesome tys!!
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a c 137 V Motherboard
May 9, 2012 2:08:08 AM

No problem, glad I could help! :) 
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a c 89 V Motherboard
May 9, 2012 2:16:09 AM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I ran two IDE drives in a sata raid for about a year using 2 of these without any issues. I still keep one of the adapters around in case I need to connect an old drive up. None of my systems have an IDE port anymore.
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a c 137 V Motherboard
May 9, 2012 2:19:15 AM

popatim said:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I ran two IDE drives in a sata raid for about a year using 2 of these without any issues. I still keep one of the adapters around in case I need to connect an old drive up. None of my systems have an IDE port anymore.


If it gives good transfer speeds, that would be the easier way to go, but I just don't trust adapters like that anyway.
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May 9, 2012 2:42:52 AM

well ill use ur card u provided as long as i am able to use my hard drive on that motherboard lol... btw is that card u linked me specifically able to run both products?
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a c 137 V Motherboard
May 9, 2012 2:46:59 AM

fool1010 said:
well ill use ur card u provided as long as i am able to use my hard drive on that motherboard lol... btw is that card u linked me specifically able to run both products?


Yeah, the one I linked can run both IDE and SATA HDD's if you need it to, completely independently of what the mobo is capable of.

There shouldn't really ever be a reason to use the SATA part though.
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May 9, 2012 3:29:29 AM

k cool tys! :D 
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July 31, 2012 7:54:07 PM

Just a quick runthrough of this thread and it looks like you can't boot from an ide drive that has one of these ide2sata adapters; is this true?

I'd be using this to adapt my ide cd/dvd rw drive--and if I ever needed to boot from this, I'd be skunked, right?
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