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Chulhee

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I've got new computer delivered and was trying to install the secondary hard drive from the previous computer. The problem is that I don't see a slot that fits the old IDE type. I chatted with a Dell technician on line.
He said I need to purchase a IDE controller card and put it on a PCI slot. I just want to make sure that what he said is right. If he is right, I'll appreciate if you can tell me anything I need to check before I buy one and recommend a good product.

Thank you for listening.
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I have lately built a few computer's with the newer motherboards that have only 1 IDE connector on the motherboard. I guess the makers think you will be using the SATA hard drives and leave only one IDE connection for the cd and dvd drives.

This limits you to using SATA hard drives unless you install a IDE controller card. A second option here is to use "IDE to SATA" adapters( which i have not tried yet).

Heres a IDE controller card.
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16816102007

I prefer the promise chipsets for controller cards simply because i have had problems with other makes of chipsets. I have never had a problem with promise chipsets.

If you think the adapter method would work better heres a couple.

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16812206002

http://www.geeks.com...X...ADP&cat=CCD

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Thank you for your replying.

Is there anyone who can tell pros and cons on these two solutions?
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