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Old 10-05-2008, 03:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question PCI Sata Adapter + Sata Drive Advice.

My motherboard is Gigabyte 81845GVM-RZ with P4 processor has only IDE slots for hard drives.

Recently my original 4 year old Samsung IDE drive has been giving me problems and I wanted to buy a new hard disk. But here I am not sure weather I should go for an IDE drive or go for a PCI Sata Adapter + Sata hard drive.

A hard drive usually lasts for 10-15 years, first as primary master drive when it is new and as a storage slave drive once it gets older. Plus IDE motherboards are slowly getting outdated. Is all this true??

Anybody has experience using this PCI Sata Adapter. I have some questions regarding it..
1. Will it be compatible with my motherboard & other system and will any Sata drive plugged in it work as normally as my IDE drive.
2. This PCI Sata Adapter will go in the PCI slot besides where my LAN card is, isn't it?
3. What is the durability of nowadays PCI Sata Adapters. Are they as reliable as hard drives if not more.
4. Can somebody explain the procedure from how to install the adapter + hard drive inside the cabinet to partitioning the drive.

Any more advice from your experience on this would be nice too
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