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SATA. is it worth it.


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LeeHamo

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Hi,

I bought a PSU - cooler master extreme 380 watt for £20 for a PC im messing about with cause I got it given, and to my surprise it came with a black sata power lead with 2 connectors on it.
My motherboard doesnt have sata connectors or PCI-e to support SATA II cards @ 3gig. Im not aware pci slots will support sata II pci cards.

So my question.

Is it worth me buying a sata pci card @ 1.5gig over my IDE hard drive or should I just wait till I buy a new mobo maybe.

Lee.
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Hi,

I bought a PSU - cooler master extreme 380 watt for £20 for a PC im messing about with cause I got it given, and to my surprise it came with a black sata power lead with 2 connectors on it.
My motherboard doesnt have sata connectors or PCI-e to support SATA II cards @ 3gig. Im not aware pci slots will support sata II pci cards.

So my question.

Is it worth me buying a sata pci card @ 1.5gig over my IDE hard drive or should I just wait till I buy a new mobo maybe.

Lee.



I would wait and save up for a new pc so your next pc will have sata. All new mobos have sata pretty much especially if its a pci express motherboard it means its a newer motherboard all pci express mobos have sata.
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LeeHamo

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Thankyou,

I will wait until I can afford to buy a new motherboard that supports Sata II.

Thanks for the help.

Lee.
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