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I had an 80 GB IDE HDD that was brand new sitting on a shelf still in the anti-static bag.  I got to wondering what I could do with the HDD.  A storage HDD sounded good but my motherboard doesn't support IDE.  So, brilliant computer tech that I am:laugh:, I went on the web and sought to find out if it was possible to attach an IDE HDD to a SATA board.  I really didn't think it was possible, but I found a IDE>SATA/SATA>IDE adapter that said I could attach an IDE HDD to a SATA board.  The adapter was only nine dollars so I ordered it, connected it, and to my amazement it worked.

Now I have and IDE HDD attached to a SATA motherboard with everything I have stored on thumb drives on the IDE HDD.  Now, and it has happened before, if a thumb drive dies I can to the the IDE HDD and install all files on another thumb drive.:cool: 

I just hope that the adapter is of a good enough quality that it lasts.

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Hey Kemp,

You did good,  now also get some new thumb drives to to save your important files from the new HD :tongue:

Just to relate to this,  my Android phone only came with 2 Gig's for my ssd,  it was telling me I needed more space, I found a deal on Amazon for a 62 Gig to hump my 2Gig,  I hope it was worth it as it was real cheap,  I am happy for now knock on wood :biggrin:

 

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Just an FYI for future use but not sure if it would have been cheaper is a PCI IDE card.  Basically does the same thing.

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14 hours ago, roadrage said:

Hey Kemp,

You did good,  now also get some new thumb drives to to save your important files from the new HD :tongue:

Just to relate to this,  my Android phone only came with 2 Gig's for my ssd,  it was telling me I needed more space, I found a deal on Amazon for a 62 Gig to hump my 2Gig,  I hope it was worth it as it was real cheap,  I am happy for now knock on wood :biggrin:

 

You did good,  now also get some new thumb drives to to save your important files from the new HD :tongue:

Have a handful of 8 GB, some 32 GB drives in my drawer just waiting for the inevitable.  Before I started "backing up" my thumb drives I had and 8 GB drive almost full of utilities that I used went bad.  I used it one day to install, say, Hitman Pro and the next time I tried to use it the darn thing wouldn't work.  Took me a long time to get back what I lost when the drive went South.:rolleyes::cool:

3 hours ago, Dr_Bob said:

Just an FYI for future use but not sure if it would have been cheaper is a PCI IDE card.  Basically does the same thing.

Never heard of such a beast.  Thanks, will remember that for future reference

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