IDE to SATA converters - any one used these ?

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  1. jetinder

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    I have 2 IDE hard drives which are brand new and are in good working order.

    On the internet i've seen IDE to SATA converters
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    http://www.granitedigital.com/catalog/pg52_satabridgeboards.htm

    Do these give the same performance as IDE drive plugged in to an IDE cable or through converting from IDE to SATA does the performance drop ?
     
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  3. jetinder

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    Thanks for letting me know :)

    That means i can get a decent motherboard and still use my trusty old IDE drives and DVD burners with no worries :)
     
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    There are also IDE PCI adapters like these but they're more expensive and take up a PCI slot which could be used for something else.
     
  5. jetinder

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    Naaaaaah i'll stick to the IDE to SATA converters which plug directly in to the hard drive as it saves me a PCI slot.

    Unlike full ATX motherboards of 2003 which had 5 PCI sockets + AGP slot, motherboards of today have 3 PCI slots, 2 tiny PCI slots + PCI-Express for the graphics card.

    So you have to work out which old PCI boards to use and which to bin.

    Pity you cant get converters which convery the smaller PCI slots in to normal PCI slots.
     

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