Replacing IDE HDD with SATA?

  myfoot 07:59 06 Feb 2010
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got a sick HP PC from friend. It seems to need a new HDD. Went to site where I have bought some PC spares up to now. The site doesn't list any IDE HDD's, so was wondering if I can just pop in a SATA drive in place of old IDE drive without any complications.
Thanks

  Technotiger 09:27 06 Feb 2010

Yes you can, but if the Motherboard does not have SATA ports, you will need click here

  myfoot 20:24 06 Feb 2010

[email protected] I have a 2 1/2 HDD from old laptop and will try [URL="click here"]this adaptor] this adaptor[/URL]first, much cheaper way to start, but will keep that other connector in mind

  Technotiger 21:26 06 Feb 2010

Yes, that one should work ok.

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