Hard drive connections?
Okay, so I've installed stuff on computers before, and I do a lot of IT stuff at work, but I'm no expert. I just bought a new Dimension 9100 (insert insult here) and there are two hard drive bays in the bottom of the case. One has an HD in it--the SATA drive that came with the system. The other is empty, and there are connections provided for the "future" drive that are identical to those connected to drive #1.
So the drive I have from an old computer is IDE, and the connections don't match, obviously. I thought "hey, I'll just get a dongle to convert." So I did, I bought and SATA to IDE dongle, snapped it onto the back of the IDE drive, and when I went to connect it, surprise, the male and female don't match. Please explain what's going on. Thanks.