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New hard drive on old PC
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May 6, 2010
6:07 PM
Vi
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I would appreciate if someone will answer me if i can get working new drive on my pc.

Would it require something special to be working on my pc and what issues can arise?

Drive would be SATA/SATA II and now i have IDE drive.

Pc is relatively old 5+ years.

May 6, 2010
6:14 PM
PCbasics
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my pc is even older…since 2002 i think. what i did was bought an external HD that connected through the Hi-speed 2.0 USB for faster tranfers.Smile

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May 6, 2010
7:27 PM
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I was considering the same thing about external HD, but  it’s overpriced where i live, so i have exluded that option (at least for now).

May 6, 2010
9:27 PM
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I do not believe you can use SATA in an IDE slot…

ooh, wait. eHow has an article!

eHow said:

  1. Step 1

    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
    manufacturer.

  2. Step 2

    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.

  3. Step 3

    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.

  4. Step 4

    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
    your adapter.

  5. Step 5

    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.

  6. Step 6
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May 6, 2010
11:50 PM
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So complicated Frown       Wink

May 6, 2010
11:52 PM
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Adrian said:

So complicated Frown       Wink


 

They’re two different technologies.  Be glad they’re semicompatible at all!  Yell

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May 7, 2010
7:36 AM
Vi
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Very comprehensive Locutus. Thanks.

 

May 7, 2010
7:49 AM
Adrian
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@Locutus,

I know they are two different technologies, but I didn’t know that they could be compatible or that the process would be so complicated!

@Vi,

It’s “Thanks Mr. BorgWink

May 7, 2010
1:55 PM
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Adrian said:

It’s “Thanks Mr. BorgWink


 

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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May 7, 2010
5:37 PM
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You could also try searching around the ‘net for an actual IDE drive. That might be easier.

May 7, 2010
5:48 PM
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@Vi – Not sure where you are located, but a quick check of a site I use often (www.newegg.com) has IDE drives ranging from $40 to $85 with capacities of 80GB to 500GB.

May 7, 2010
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@Locutus,

Which means we shouldn’t refer to you as a borg? Confused

May 7, 2010
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Adrian said:

Which means we shouldn’t refer to you as a borg? Confused


 

Especially since it’s just a username. 

I dunno.

Just keep on doing what you normally do. Cool

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May 7, 2010
6:23 PM
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Does anyone here on dotTech know anything about you apart from the fact that you have your own blog? Yell

May 7, 2010
6:29 PM
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Adrian said:

Does anyone here on dotTech know anything about you apart from the fact that you have your own blog? Yell


 

I doubt it.  Laugh

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May 7, 2010
7:16 PM
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Oooo I know something about Locutus that you don’t Laugh.

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