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Old Hard Drive in New Computer


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degenerex

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Hey everyone, this is my first post, thanks for having me!

Ok here is the situation. Last week, my motherboard fried and I was forced to buy a new computer to keep the family happy. My old hard drive is still in tact, so I figured I would just pop it into the new pc and have access to all of my files. I opened up the case to my new computer and found that (now I'm not too hardware savvy, so I may soon sound like an idiot) there is no available IDE connection on the motherboard besides one for a non existent floppy drive. Also, the hard drive that came with my new pc is a SATA and my old hard drive is a ATA. The power cords seem to be some sort of skinny black wire and not the old 4 prong kind either. Any ideas? do they make converters? Thanks in advance!

The new computer is a Gateway, model number GT5620 and my old hard drive is a Western Digital WD800.
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The Skeptic

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There should be one IDE (ATA) port. If you have a DVD or other optical drives then you must have an old type port. Each IDE port can handle two devices so you can connect your old HD as the second device.
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