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Gee Wally 02-06-2009 08:34 PM

SATA to EIDE conversion question
 
I have a SATA HD that I want to put in a motherboard that is roughly 10 years old so it will be plugged into a eide/ide port. Could you please tell me what I will need in order to accomplish this. I appreciate your help.

thanks

philbar71 02-06-2009 08:51 PM

Re: SATA to EIDE conversion question
 
a sata PCI card

Newegg.com - SATA II, SATA / IDE, SATA, Controllers / RAID Cards, Hard Drives

Gee Wally 02-06-2009 09:30 PM

Re: SATA to EIDE conversion question
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by philbar71 (Post 1583767)

Philbar,

That is all I need to put in my older mobo and I will be good to go? Please let me know. Does a 10 to 11 year old mobo have a PCI slot?

thanks

c0rr0sive 02-06-2009 09:34 PM

Re: SATA to EIDE conversion question
 
It most likely will...

Lexluethar 02-06-2009 09:36 PM

Re: SATA to EIDE conversion question
 
Open it up and see. More than likely it will have at least one, but it may also have the old ISA slots as well. If you have a white slot on the motherboard that is around 4 to 5 inches in length then that is your PCI slot.

philbar71 02-06-2009 09:39 PM

Re: SATA to EIDE conversion question
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Gee Wally (Post 1583802)
Philbar,

That is all I need to put in my older mobo and I will be good to go? Please let me know. Does a 10 to 11 year old mobo have a PCI slot?

thanks

most likely, if not then i think you can find one's for ISA slot maybe.

Gee Wally 02-06-2009 09:43 PM

Re: SATA to EIDE conversion question
 
Cool. That is good to know if I decide to do this, that it is cheap to do. Thanks for the quick reply guys. I appreciate it. I will open it up tomorrow to see if it had PCI slot. Hopefully it will.

thanks

PS..... Is there some sort of software that i can use to see if my mobo has PCI slots?

philbar71 02-06-2009 09:52 PM

Re: SATA to EIDE conversion question
 
cpu-z will tell you the model of mobo.

Lexluethar 02-06-2009 09:56 PM

Re: SATA to EIDE conversion question
 
I think Belarc Advisor does.

Gee Wally 02-06-2009 10:10 PM

Re: SATA to EIDE conversion question
 
OK mobo is a compaq 0648h. How do I tell if it has PCI ports, please?

thanks


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