I have two hard drives in my old HP Pavilion t580uk and they are now redundant as regards that machine, both are about 300GB. My new machine has one Sata Hard Drive installed. Ideally I would like to re-use one or both drives. 1. Is there a way to install one of the IDE Drives into the new machine. 2. Is there a "caddy" which I could attach to the USB port if option 1 is not viable.
I am asking this question as it seems wasteful to not make use of drives, one of which is quite new. Also opening the case of the new machine, and installing either one of the IDE drives or a New SATA drive could invalidate the warranty.
Thanks for your help, I now have the Bi-Directional IDE / SATA Converter as recommended, and all appears to be working well, the only extra I needed to purchase was a SATA to IDE power converter, cost about £3.
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