Here I see thousands of compatable parallel IDE (or PATA) drives at outpost.com, newegg.com, geeks.com and the list continues.
You may be in some odd place in the world without retail outlets, but BestBuy, Staples, OfficeMax/Depot all had PATA drives too.
Tell more about your area.
As to SATA, I'll write this is not a solution for you.
Have been extremely busy over past several years, totally ignoring advances in technology.
Now I find myself in need of a large IDE hard drive to go into my mid 1990s vintage computer - it was one of the first Athlon based machines built by IBM,700 mHz, running Windoze 98SE.
Now, I can not, for the life of me, find ANY new IDE harddrives of any size.
One of my friends told me that he THINKS that ''Serial ATA'' drives can be used on the IDE interface.
Is this correct??
Any help for this quandary will be appreciated, and I appreciate, in advance, any help or info that you can give me.
Ol' Ray - The Ignorant RedNeck