Install SATA hard drive into ide computer
Posted 22 August 2009 - 01:31 PM
Posted 22 August 2009 - 02:21 PM
SATA implementations for old PCs are plentiful. The problem is getting one that works reliably.
Is there a reason you want to go to SATA? How large of a harddrive are you thinking of getting? Lastly, where are you located... USA, Europe, etc... in case I need to hunt online for something you can use.
Posted 22 August 2009 - 05:13 PM
Posted 22 August 2009 - 05:47 PM
I fully understand you wanting to forward-buy on SATA technology as I basically thought about going the same route, but then went with building a new computer instead.
What you might consider is just buying a SATA enclosure and drive, and using that until you do upgrade your computer. If ever you need more space, you can either buy more enclosures, or pull the current drive (if full) and drop another drive into the same enclosure. At the very least, you end up with some backup without going through the hassle of finding a controller card that works.
Nowadays, if you just want backup, there are a ton of offerings from major manufactures on External Hard drives (SAMPLE) for decent prices. Personally, I always go with separate drive and enclosure just in case the manufacture of an External has proprietary stuff in their enclosure limiting hard drive support.
I can't recommend a Sata controller, not just because I would never use one, but because of all the bad news I've read about them. Of course YMMV, so don't take my word for it!
Edited by makai, 22 August 2009 - 05:49 PM.
Posted 22 August 2009 - 06:05 PM
Posted 22 August 2009 - 06:14 PM
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