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by Phategod1 / August 5, 2009 1:26 PM PDT

I currently have a PCI based PC but Im puchasing a new PC sooner or late and I have a PCI internal HD and I'm pretty sure the next PC i have will have a SATA interface and I was wondering if there is any way to use the PCI HD in a SATA system?

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PCI internal HD.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 5, 2009 8:37 PM PDT
In reply to: PCI to SATA

Tell more because I haven't seen a PCI based hard drive in over 2 decades. Are you sure it's not some IDE drive?

And given 500GB SATA drives can be found for 50 bucks why would we use the old drive?

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by Phil Crase / August 5, 2009 11:40 PM PDT
In reply to: PCI to SATA

Sure you don't mean IDE or EIDE? Uses a big ribbon like cable.

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I think most computer still have an ide connection,
by ahtoi / August 6, 2009 3:56 AM PDT
In reply to: PCI to SATA

it may only be one instead of two like the old day. Yes they do have pci controller for ide device (not the beast way to go though).

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Sorry for the confusion.
by Phategod1 / August 6, 2009 8:39 PM PDT

Sorry could not find the box I believe It is a IDE drive sorry for the confusion.

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Box... what box?
by ahtoi / August 7, 2009 4:35 AM PDT

You want an external box for the ide harddrive?

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If it has to be
by Phategod1 / August 7, 2009 5:30 AM PDT
In reply to: Box... what box?

The drive I'm talking about is internal I'd like to keep it that way but I'm not opposed to anything.

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My current PC is a HP pavillion SR1123WM
by Phategod1 / August 7, 2009 4:27 PM PDT
In reply to: If it has to be

i believe the connection is with Ultra ATA.

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I wouldn't worry about this until you get your next computer
by ahtoi / August 8, 2009 12:15 AM PDT

As I have said, there is very likely that at least one ide connection on the computer which mean 2 ide devices can be hook to it internally. If you do want to or have to go external, there are cases for that as well. What size capacity is the old drive? It might not be worth the trouble of doing it externally; although I have seen usb box for about $15. or you can get a whole external drive for around $50.

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500 gigs
by Phategod1 / August 8, 2009 5:55 AM PDT

it has about 500 gigs of videos and music and other files plus I just bought it a like 6 months ago.

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If your decision is to go external...
by ahtoi / August 8, 2009 3:22 PM PDT
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