[nSLUG] sata drive

Rich budman85 at eastlink.ca
Fri Feb 6 09:04:58 AST 2009



Rich wrote:
> Havea Notherpuff wrote:
>   
>> My friend gave me a 500 gig sata drive, it has different hook up than
>> my com has, I am hoping there is a adapter or some thing other than a
>> new computer to make it work on my old computer.
>>
>>   
>>     
>
> If you don't have a SATA interface on your motherboard,
> you can buy one relatively cheap - about $20 at any of the
> computer shops.  As long as your mb has an open PCI slot.
> The cards sell like hot cakes when they get them in,
> so you might want to call around to a few shops. Someone
> is sure to have some in stock.
>
> Pickup a ribbon cable for the drive if you don't already have one.
>
>   

Also,  you'd need an IDE to SATA power adapter ($2).




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