Sata hard drive

  Blue screen of death666 17:24 19 Apr 2008


I am building an old pc up for a friend(on xp 2400,jetway mother board)
I purchased a second hand hard drive,but it does not have an IDE connection on the back,I think it is a sata hard drive,Western digital 160GB.
My question is ,can I use it as an ordinary hard drive,and if I can,what lead do I require,I have seen sata to IDE adapters with a sort of small motherboard attached to it,is this what I need
Regards to all who can help.

  rodriguez 17:30 19 Apr 2008

If the motherboard doesn't have a socket on there for SATA, then you'll need one of those SATA to IDE adapters so it can be plugged into an IDE socket on the motherboard.

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