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Old 08-11-2005, 05:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok, this may sound like (and probably is) a stupid question but could use a quick pointer here.

Just upgraded my PC for the first time in about 3 years, so now instead of IDE interface slot it now has SATA.

I would like to know how much of my old hardware is salvageable, specifically my CD-RW and DVD-RW drives, and whethre they can conect to SATA.

If not, could anyone tell me where is still selling PCI cards with IDE slots on them.

cheers

As a side note the motherboard I have decided to get is the Asus K8VSE Deluxe - Via K8T800 one, if anyone knows whether or not this comes with a couple of IDE slots, this would also solve the issue.
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Old 08-11-2005, 05:45 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Are you sure that your motherboard doesn't have IDE as well as SATA? Most have.
SATA DVD/CD units are very few (if any). If not, I am sure you can get an IDE/SATA convertor plug. Most places sell the PCI IDE cards that you talk about.
What motherboard is it?

The Asus K8VSE Deluxe has:
2 x ATA133
2 x SATA, RAID0, RAID1 Promise R20378 RAID controller
1 x UltraDMA133 supports two hard drives
2xSerial ATA RAID0, RAID1, RAID 0+1
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Old 08-11-2005, 06:12 AM   #3 (permalink)
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The board is the K8VSE deluxe. I wasn't sure what was on the board, as the site I used only gave some of the high end spec, and the link to the full spec was broken at the time.

Am I right in assuming that the ATA133 is just another name for IDE? If so that pretty well answers all my qns.
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Old 08-11-2005, 06:34 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Yes, one of many names sent to cofuse us. PATA is a new name for it also, since SATA came along. 133 refers to the bandwith of the latest IDE controller which replaced ATA66

Sorry, the way I read it was that you already had a motherboard but were thinking of getting the ASUS.

Here is a link:
http://shop.store.yahoo.com/a-c/ask8vdelatmo.html
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