Have a SATA mobo with two SATA HDD fitted. No IDE connection. Is there any way I can adapt this for an IDE HDD, probably in an internal caddy, need information that is on the old IDE HDD and use it for storage. TIA
hi roddytoo.... are you saying there is not a dvd player/writer in your system ??? or is that a sata connetion as well? have seen very few mobo's without at least one ide for the dvd....maybe i'm not looking very far.!!!!Dave
I am about to fit the adaptor which was the subject of my thread which grey george linked to above. I also bought click here which I have been using for a couple of weeks. This has the advantage that you can switch it off/remove it without having to open the case. Either will enable an IDE drive to connect to a SATA port. I actually bought 2 of caddyse and then found I only had room for 1 (doh), so if you would be interested in the surplus 1 PM me.
Solution appears to be the Promise card, giving the IDE connection. Need this because a DVD and DVD writer both exist taking up the onboard IDE connections. Next problem: clone the existing HDD ( a weedy 160gb) to the new 500gb, any advice on software? Have found a couple of freeware verssions,
HDClone Free Edition 3.5.2
EASEUS Disk Copy
any comments on these? Thanks for all the advice, guys.