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Old 12-29-2007, 06:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default IDE hard drive to SATA connector?

I have several IDE hard drives that I would like to plug into my computer, but my computer doesn't have anymore free IDE slots left. I do have several SATA connectors left.

Which would be the better choice?

IDE to SATA converter:
Newegg.com - Rosewill RC-203 SATA to IDE Mini Vertical Bridge (for SATA device) Model - Retail

IDE PCI card:
Newegg.com - Rosewill RC-200 PCI IDE (ATA) Silicon Image RAID (0/1/0+1/JBOD) Host Controller Card - Retail

I'm not sure which one would be more reliable and maintain the higher transfer rate. The IDE to SATA converters seem pricey on newegg, but I found some for 5 dollars on ebay.
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Old 12-29-2007, 09:08 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: IDE hard drive to SATA connector?

I imagine the first one would be better in terms of compatability.
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