Solved: IDE to SATA adaptor

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jameshpg

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Hey everyone,

I am going to upgrade to a Core 2 Duo (so I can finally run Vista). I am going to get the Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 motherboard. However, this board has SATA II connectors on the motherboard:



I still want to keep my old IDE hard drive but obviously it is not compatible with the new SATA connectors. Is there any way I can convert/adapt the hard drive or SATA on the motherboard so that I can connect my hard drive or will I have to buy a new SATA hard drive :eek: ?

Many thanks,

James
 

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JohnWill

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That green connector is an IDE controller, you can have two IDE devices... ;)
 

jameshpg

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Hey guys,

Thanks so much for your swift and helpful response! I see what I have to do now. One more question though; RAM-wise. I'm thinking of getting this 2gb DDR2 PC6400 from scan.co.uk for £147.63:
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ProductInfo.asp?WebProductID=255300

However, I'm wondering if its best to get 2gb of PC5400 for £128:
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ProductInfo.asp?WebProductID=291363

I noticed that the PC6400 (£147) is one of the cheapest that scan.co.uk do in their PC6400 range, whereas the PC5400 (£128) is one of the more expensive in its range. So my question is, do I go for the slower RAM (PC5400) or for the faster RAM (PC6400)?

Many thanks,

James
 
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Its always better to go for the faster ram,
In the case of the two you posted, not sure you would notice much difference between them though.
 

jameshpg

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Oh rite thanks bigbear. I'll go ahead with the upgrade then! Thanks to everyone for their help; MUCH APPRECIATED!!!

James
 
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