Linked by Howard Fosdick on Wed 29th Feb 2012 00:56 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Current computers use SATA disk drives. Pentium IV's and earlier computers used the IDE drive standards. How can you intermix SATA and IDE disk drives? This article discusses the options. It is the next in my series of articles on computer refurbishing.
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Good Article
by Pro-Competition on Wed 29th Feb 2012 17:46 UTC
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I am fairly technically astute, but I still appreciate this article, because I want to upgrade an old machine, and the drive compatibility was my biggest question.

I was already aware of the little converters and the PCIe cards, but I hadn't even thought about the USB option (I'm not sure why). And I didn't have time to look into the alternative OS drivers for the cards, so I also appreciate that info.

For simplicity's sake, I will probably just go with either the converter or USB option, since performance isn't that important in this case.

Thanks again for the article, Howard. Keep the series coming!

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