I do not believe you can use SATA in an IDE slot…
ooh, wait. eHow has an article!
Verify that you have enough IDE drive slots free to install
another hard drive. Many computers only come with two IDE slots: one for
the main hard drive and one for the CD or DVD drive. If all of your IDE slots
are occupied, you will either need to: (a) sacrifice the use of one of
the drives; (b) connect multiple drives on a single ribbon cable (the
cable must have three connectors, rather than two); or (c) connect a
PCI-adapter containing additional IDE slots.
Configure the drive, as instructed in your hard drive's
instruction manual. This process will vary, based upon the hard drive's
Purchase an IDE-to-SATA motherboard adapter. A SATA
motherboard adapter will allow you to hook up your new drive to the IDE
motherboard by occupying an empty IDE slot. Some adapters will also come
with a power cable and a data cable. Check the specifications prior to
purchase to make sure the adapter is compatible with your CPU and OS.
Attach the SATA motherboard adapter to the free IDE slot.
Make sure you have powered the computer down completely, removed all
external cords and are wearing an anti-static wrist-strap, so as not to
damage the computer.
Power on the computer and configure the SATA adapter, if
necessary. Some computer may auto-detect the device, but for others, it
may be necessary to install special software in order to make the
computer recognize the adapter. This software should come packaged with
Once your computer recognizes the adapter, power down your
computer. Connect one end of the power cable and one end of the data
cable to the SATA adapter. Connect the other ends to the SATA
motherboard. Screw the drive into a free drive bay.
It's "Thanks Mr. Borg"
No, it's Locutus. Why do you think the Borg gave me a name?
Memory Alpha said:
The Borg intended to use Picard as an intermediary, a spokesman for the Human race in order to facilitate the assimilation of Earth
in order to make the process as quick and efficient (or as perfect, if
you keep the Borg's driving force in mind) as possible with the fewest
number of casualties on both sides.
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