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Old 01-07-2006, 08:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Is there any way to connect an ATA hard drive to a SATA motherboard?

Basically, I recently bought an ATA WD hard drive and I am going to get a new motherboard, and I would like to use this hard drive, but I'm not sure of the motherboard I need to get. Most of the ones I've been looking at (e.g. A8N-SLI Deluxe) say SATA and I was wondering if it was possible to connect my old hard drive in some way to one of these motherboards?

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131517

If you scroll down to Storage Devices under Specifications, you'll see "P ATA" and "P ATA RAID". PATA is regular old ATA.

In other words, that mobo can use ATA, SATA, and SATA II hard drives.
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Excellent. Thank you.
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