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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RE: tl;dr version
by henderson101 on Wed 29th Feb 2012 09:40 UTC in reply to "tl;dr version"
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You know what? This was my thought. Or buy a SATA card for older hardware. PCI or whatever. I have seen enough P4 era machines with both PATA (a.k.a. IDE or ATA if you are a Mac pedant) and SATA connectors (as CD Rom drives were VERY slow to embrace anything but IDE.) Anything older than that probably has PCI slots and you can buy a PCI SATA card for ~$3 too these days.

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