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Ata to Sata

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Deanznet, Mar 28, 2008.

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  1. Deanznet

    Deanznet Thread Starter

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    I got a ata Serial off of ebay. But my computer only has Sata.. So now what.. IS their a wire i can by in Circute City or Radio shack or just try to return it?

    How much dose the wire cost if their is 1
     
  2. Elvandil

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    You can probably find an adapter PATA to SATA, but you'd be better off getting the correct type of drive.

    ("Serial ATA" is the same thing as "SATA".)
     
  3. Deanznet

    Deanznet Thread Starter

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    I mean i need a Sata to PATA
     
  4. Oily

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    Surely your motherboard has one older IDE connector,the one you use for your CD/DVD drive can be used for your PATA drive.You can connect two devices till each controller.

    If not you can get SATA to PATA converters.

    EDIT:Here's one

    http://www.satagear.com/SATA-IDE01_SATA_Converter.html
     
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