I just bought a new Samsung 120gb 7200 rpm 8mb cache SATA HDD and my mobo only supports ATA with IDE cables. My old HDD was a Maxtor 80 gb 5400 ATA100 HDD which i still have some files i want off of it onto my new one. Iv already ordered a PCI SATA controller card..it was the only one i could find that would fit into my PCI BUS slots for 20 bucks. All the others were a little more money, 30-40$ but they didnt show they would fit into the mobo. Im just wondering if this will work..with that controller card. How would i get those files from my old ATA100 HDD to a new SATA HDD too..do i need a special adapter or something? Once i get those files off im hooking up a fan anyways. Thanks alot
Here is the link to the card i bought that will only work with my BUS slots. If you search for other SATA controller cards there connectors are much different.
The connectors at the bottom show one long connection and one seperated small one..on others it shows 2 seperated small ones and one long connection between them. Does one connection just hang off the end or something? Im confused. I have pictures of my Mobo if needed. Thanks again