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Old 02-27-2006, 03:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So I'm buying up components for my new Shuttle gaming rig, and am trying to keep the original costs down and will buy up quality stuff this summer when money is in greater supply.
So, one method I could do is to keep my Western Digital WD1200JB hard drive that is pretty sweet as far as IDE drives are concerned, and just buy an IDE to SATA adapter so I can use it for a couple months with the new system.
An example of the adapter is eBay item 8769281308.

What do you guys think?
Is it worth it or should I just go for a straight SATA drive from teh get go?
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Old 02-27-2006, 04:21 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I've heard the adapters aren't very reliable but I don't have any experience with them.
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Old 02-27-2006, 04:23 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Well thats enough to scare me away from them.
Screw it, I'll go with SATA native unless someone else has something positive to say about them.
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Old 02-27-2006, 04:46 AM   #4 (permalink)
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the new motherboard should have IDE anyway.
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It has one IDE port, but I'm gonna throw the DVD burner on that, and the HD on a separate channel.
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well the solution is just live with them on the same channel for a period of time until you get a new SATA hdd. i don't think the price/reliabality of these adapters makes them worthwhile
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when you refer to an adapter, you are talking about a pci card that has ide channels on it to attach extra hard drives. Right?
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Old 02-27-2006, 02:20 PM   #8 (permalink)
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nope, i've seen some that allow putting an SATA little adapter thingy with a couple circuits onto the back of an IDE drive, and it adapts it.
but apparently they're not as reliable as a native drive so screw that idea.
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the pci controler cards arent too expensive for just one or two ide channels.
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