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Adding SATA HDD to an EDI computer

by Pythonoz / November 1, 2011 12:12 PM PDT

I have an old edi computer with a small HDD and thought I might add my SATA HDD from a pc that no longer works to it as a second drive. I have some converter cables etc for power and piggy backing the new drive from the old one, but not sure how exactly to do it nor if it will work. Is there anything I need to do so I won't accidently wreck either the HDD or the pc? Cheers

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Simplest might be get an external case.
by ahtoi / November 1, 2011 1:21 PM PDT

If you want an internal install then a sata controller maybe needed but if this computer don't have sata connections.

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by Willy / November 2, 2011 10:26 PM PDT

You offer little in actual details of your current PC. However, you either have EIDE or SATA, and you want SATA for that 2nd HD. If you say, there isn't any SATA, then get a SATA type pci card to mount in a slot to allow SATA additions. It all depends on how smoothly this all goes and you state you have an older PC, but if running XP, the hassles should be minor. It appears, if so equipped, you maybe better suited for EIDE HD 2nd drive, buy the that type of drive alone and mount it. They're still available and at relative low cost. of course, get a bigger one and maybe all data to it and use it as the primary HD and rethink the old HD for use as 2nd drive.

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