Hard drive adapters
when it comes to dealing with hard drives ive onyl ever used what i know as IDE's, now my GF has bought me a 250GB SATA drive by mistake and i told ehr to tkae it back and get an IDE, she went back to "PC WORLD" *rolls eyes* (BTW she knows nothign about Pc's) and she tells them shes needs a IDE drive not a SATA, she then tells me they have given her a PATA drive. is this the same as IDE and will it work wiht the same cables etc...?
EDIT ive jsut searched on wikipedia and found that IDE and PATA are the same diff name, howevr i also saw max IDE capacity is 130GB, how has my GF got a 250GB one then? or will this require a different conencter or driver or evern mobo because im pretty sure my mobo only supports standard IDE, help is much appreciated