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Old 01-23-2013, 05:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have just came into reciept of a G52-M6580X4 motherboard it has no SATA ports on it but my hard drive and disc drive are SATA type conections, is there a way I can use my SATA drives on this pata only mother board. ie expansion card/adapter or cable
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Old 01-23-2013, 05:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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yes, an ata to sata adapter, as you just suggested
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Old 01-23-2013, 05:52 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Excellent (im not thick then lol) thanks Frosty do you know wher eI could get one or is it just a case of shopping around ?
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Old 01-23-2013, 06:00 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Dabs have some - StarTech.com IDE to SATA Adaptor (PATA2SATA2) - dabs.com

And Amazon have cheaper ones
Eg. http://www.amazon.co.uk/IDE-SATA-Bi-...8981996&sr=8-2

You could try Ebay as well
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Old 01-23-2013, 06:02 PM   #5 (permalink)
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excellent thanks you are a star
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Old 01-23-2013, 06:03 PM   #6 (permalink)
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no problem, glad I could help
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Old 01-23-2013, 06:09 PM   #7 (permalink)
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yea and hopefully when I finnish my A+ cert i can help some one too
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