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Pata to sata?

Hello. I want to use an old hard drive for my new computer. The old hard drive has a IDE connection so i want to get a sata to pata addaptor for it. I was thinking of getting this one: https://www.amazon.ca/gp/aw/d/B008X8NK0I/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1509468986&sr=8-1&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=sata+to+pata&dpPl=1&dpID=41y1NmgtUFL&ref=plSrch
I was wondering if there is anything I should know before putting an old hardrive into my new computer this way. Would this damage anything in the computer or is there anything special i should do after installing it?

Also, I just want to use the old hard drive as a slave drive. Looking at the hard drive, there is a diagram showing which way I need the pins to connect in order to make it a slave drive, but there is multiple different diagrams showing how to do that. I am not sure which one to follow. I put a link below showing a picture of the diagram
https://ibb.co/gBgAaw
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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While I used something like that years ago.

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I can't think how this would damage things. Can you reveal what made you think it would damage gear?

ABOUT SLAVE. ALL THE SATA ADAPTERS I USED REQUIRED THE DRIVE TO BE MASTER OR "CS".

All SATA connections are masters. Each SATA drive gets its own connection so the idea of master, slave, CS and such vanish.

Post was last edited on October 31, 2017 10:24 AM PDT

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Thanks for the reply

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There is no real reason to why I was worried about it damaging anything, I was just making sure

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Adapter

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I think that adapter is going in the opposite direction to what you want.

It looks like if you had a mobo with ide ports and you wanted to use a sata disk it would work.

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