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How Can I tell if I am compatible with SATA?


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jman4001

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How can i check to see if i am compatible with a SATA HD?
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What brand and model is your PC?
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If you go to your mobo's website, it should tell you if it supports SATA
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Thanks for the help.

Sadly I discovered that my mobo does not support SATA. Even more sadly I already purchased a SATA HD. Its returnable, however, I would still like to know if there is any equipment I can buy to allow it to hook up.
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The brand of my PC is an Emachines if that helps.
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Sure you can purchase a SATA pci card

http://www.newegg.co...d&InnerCata=410
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Wow I cant thank you enough. I love newegg (thats where I bought the HD).

So as long as I buy this PCI card, my mobo will be able to handle the SATA drive???

And... is there a particular one you would recomend?

Thanks so much
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Are you looking to run Raid or just a single SATA drive?
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Just one single SATA drive, plus another ATA drive, which as far as i know doesnt anything anyways
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Im here to tell you I have never bought a SATA PCI controller for a single SATA drive.

With that said I would choose this one http://www.newegg.co...N82E16816115011


edit: I only run Raid0 :tazz:

Edited by OneCool, 02 June 2005 - 04:21 PM.

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thank you, i think im gonna go with a cheap one, because i really dont wanna spend 50 bucks at this time. like ur picture, AMD pwns all

Edited by jman4001, 03 June 2005 - 08:58 AM.

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