PATA to SATA conversion
Posted 06 December 2008 - 03:57 AM
Posted 06 December 2008 - 07:59 AM
They also have a kit for PATA drives.
The real problem i have had is with cheap data pata to sata cables. I have bought 2 that did not work at all. I did buy the directron cable kit and it does work but i have had problems with keeping the connections on the converter. a couple of times i have had to unplug and replug the cable to get the computer to boot up( i am using the pata drive as the sata0 drive). SO, i don't recommend using a adapter but instead think it would be a better idea to just buy a SATA hard drive for your second HD. Perhaps use the PATA drive in a USB adapter as a short term storage drive. I also do not recommend using USB drives as 2nd data drives in computers, as i have had failures in these also. My choice is to just buy the correct drives needed for the job you want done. I do not rely on powered drives for long term storage but instead use DVD's for that.
Posted 06 December 2008 - 06:34 PM
Posted 06 December 2008 - 06:51 PM
This handy little device has the adaptor you are looking for, and is a very usefull tool to boot.
Posted 07 December 2008 - 11:35 AM
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