can i use pata hard disk on new pc with sata hd

  habs2habs 10:59 20 Dec 08

hi everyone

please i need your help.

i had old pc with (old pata hard disk).

Recently i bought new pc with(sata hard disk).

i have 2 pata hard disks,and would like to use them on my new pc which use sata hard disk.

-Is there any splitter or converter to buy to be able to use the pata hard disk to sata hard disk?

-From where can i buy it from and what it called?

-i don't need to have any error or problem by using these splitter,please.

i am wishing all a Merry Christmas and very happy new year to all of you.

i hope to hear from you very soon please.

my kindest regards

  cream. 11:06 20 Dec 08
  cream. 11:08 20 Dec 08

click here

must of forgot to paste it ;-)

  MAJ 11:32 20 Dec 08

Your new PC might already have an IDE connection on the motherboard, check it out before buying anything else. One IDE connection will let you connect your two PATA drives, one as Master and one as Slave.

  britto 13:06 20 Dec 08

click here

cheap way to use as external drives

  habs2habs 17:27 20 Dec 08

Hi again

I forgot to tell you that one of the pata hard disk i have is with external enclosure,the other without anything thing,i need to buy another external enclosure.

If i connect them to my new pc through usb plug,will it work?

I don't want to see the blue screen or any other error.

the new pc specification:

intel quad core Q6600
windows vista ultimate
2 GB memory
512 MB 8800 gts graphic card

the old pc:
windows xp home edition
2 GB memory
2400 xt sapphire graphic card

I hope to hear from you very soon as you always did

My kindest regards

  MAJ 20:43 20 Dec 08

"If i connect them to my new pc through usb plug,will it work?"


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