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IDE, SATA drives???

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by debbiesg, Jun 13, 2007.

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  1. debbiesg

    debbiesg Thread Starter

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    I am buying an E521 from Dell. I just found out it has SATA drives. My drives I have now are IDE. I am clueless. I want to know if I can use my drives as a second drive in this new computer and if so in little baby words how I can do it. Thanks so much.
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  2. omgtehpwn

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    A lot of new computers nowadays are only being made with one IDE port on the motherboard,which is supposed to be used for CD/DVD drives.I believe they make IDE to SATA adapters though so you're not completely out of luck.
     
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    :eek: No IDE ports! What will Dell think of next?
     
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