Serial ATA hard drives - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Monitors, Printers and Peripherals
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-05-2005, 09:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 5
Default Serial ATA hard drives

ok my motherboard doesnt support SErial ATA devices. Is there any way i can get an adapter for SATA jacks.

breakurjea is offline  
Old 04-06-2005, 02:35 AM   #2 (permalink)
True Techie
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 227

Look for a serial ata to parallel ata interface adapter.

A well made adapter can cost anywhere from $25 to
$35 and they do take up some space on the back of
the drive.

If this is in regard to the newegg mistake, if I was you
I would set aside the sata drive until you get a mobo
with the sata connector and buy another 80Gb pata
drive for a few dollars more. I personally dont think
the adaptors at the prices I saw were a better idea over
buy a drive that connects right up. Just MO.............

ImUseless is offline  
Old 04-06-2005, 09:43 AM   #3 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 826

well, u can just add a PCI SATA card~~~

AMD Athlon 64x2 4000+
2GB Kingston DDRII667Mhz
MSI 256MB GeForce8500GT
Western Digital 160GB SATAII HDD
Maxtor 80GB 8M ATA133 HDD
17" Samsung 793Dfx Monitor
Win XP Pro
didi is offline  
Old 04-06-2005, 06:37 PM   #4 (permalink)
True Techie
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 227

If you have a pci slot available, a pci sata controller card is
another way to go like mentioned above.

The cheapest I saw was for about $21. If you plan on keeping
the setup for awhile I would go with a Promise controller and
the cheapest was about $45.
ImUseless is offline  
Old 04-06-2005, 06:40 PM   #5 (permalink)
Wizard Techie
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Delaware
Posts: 3,475

A Raid controller will work also
turtile is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:55 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.