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IDE to SATA adaptor


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rexabbot

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I see there are IDE to SATA drive adaptors.

I want to turn an old computer into a home network server that only has IDE.

Can I have multiple SATA drives installed using the adaptors?
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No and yes. The iDE to SATA adapters, at least those offered by Newegg allow you to connect only one SATA drive to each adapter. However, you said it is an old computer so it most likely has two IDE connectors, and therefore you can connect two SATA drives.

But you have other options you might consider. There are PCI to SATA adapters that support at least 2 drives. There are also USB to SATA adapters.
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so, for each IDE ribbon I can have an adaptor?

What about the ribbon that has more than one ide plug in on it?

Thanks, Rex
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For each IDE connector on the motherboard you can have an adapter. So even though IDE cables typically have two connections, from the adapters I have seen, they only work with the motherboard connection. So if you need more than 2 SATA drives, you will need to go with a PCI card adapter or USB.
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