Serial ATA

  [DELETED] 17:57 02 Sep 2003

The new Serial ATA for connecting Hard drives to the motherboard, uses a new type of cable instead of the wide ribbon type. Does anyone know if the connector on the hard drive is different to standard EIDE drives ie can you plug in older EIDE drives onto a Serial ATA cable?

  [DELETED] 18:13 02 Sep 2003

yes, sata h/drives have a different fitting to ide h/drives. no, you cannot fit a ide to sata connection. there is meant to be a converter to fit ide to sata but haven't come across it yet.

maybe someone else can point you in the right direction.

  [DELETED] 19:09 02 Sep 2003

Maplins do a IDE - SATA converter, but at £29.99 its OTT in my opinion.

If you have SATA capabilities on your mobo then why spend this amount when you can get a 160 GB seagate SATA for £135.00 Incl VAT & Del (Just got mine from Simply).

I still have my "Old" Maxtor Diamond Max Plus 9's (2x80GB) as slaves on the IDE channels and it all works like a dream!

  [DELETED] 19:10 02 Sep 2003

In fact, I think it is made by ASAKA...I think...!!!

  Rayuk 19:12 02 Sep 2003

click here
Under Hard Drives sata converter £9.34 + p&p

  [DELETED] 20:36 02 Sep 2003

Serial thanks!

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