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I'm getting ready to order the parts for a new computer for my mom to replace the POS HP she bought from Wal-mart.

Here's the issue i'm needing help with. I've got a barebones kit picked out with everything I need, the problem is that the motherboard that comes with it is IDE only, and the WD HD I want has SATA support. I've found out that you can get a PCI card that will provide SATA support, but i'm not sure which card to get. Here is the link to the Western Digital HD I have picked out.


I'm not sure of the specs on the SATA cards. Anyone that could provide some insight, and maybe a link to a PCI card that would suit my purposes would be very helpful. Thanks!
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A PCI Sata card is a PCI Sata card. As long as it fits in a PCI slot and has at least two slots to plug SATA devices in (and the main board can boot off a PCI add-in card - most can as the server at my work can do it and its five years old) there should be no problem. You will probably need to press F6 and feed it a driver when you set XP up first though before it'll see the card.
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