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Old 03-23-2005, 08:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just purchased a new computer, and I'd like to transfer a HD from my old computer into my new one. But the plug ins on the back are different. On the old one, you would plug in a long plastic strip and a clear plug in to power it. On the new one, it's a small, very thin, plug in and thats it, nothing else. Any suggestions?
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Old 03-23-2005, 08:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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you probably bought a SATA hdd and your old one was IDE, so unless you have SATA connectors on you motherboard you will likely need a different hdd, as i'm not sure adapters exist, but i'll look into it

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i belive i found something that should work for you
http://fwdepot.com/thestore/product_...5f154cb4602b0b
and there may be others like this somewhere that are cheaper, but atleast you know it exists
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Hmm , ok. Is there any way I can save the data that is on my HDD? So that I can get it on my new computer.
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Old 03-23-2005, 08:54 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Find out what motherboard you have
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May sound stupid but, how do I do that?
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Old 03-23-2005, 09:00 PM   #6 (permalink)
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goto start, then run and type dxdiag

or download cpu-z
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Old 03-23-2005, 09:09 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Alright, well before I do that, I have a question. My new computer is the one that only uses SATA, and I have a IDE Hard drive. Would getting a IDE to SATA adapter be worth it?

Here are some:
http://sewelldirect.com/SerialATAtoI...OVMTC=standard

And:
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduc...NC-overturesmx
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Old 03-23-2005, 09:11 PM   #8 (permalink)
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For transfering your files yes. For general usage no.
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Old 03-23-2005, 09:16 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Alright then let me plan this all out, I would buy the adapter, Hook it up long enough to transfer all the files, then sell the HDD to buy a new SATA one?
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