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Data storage recovery from hard drive


Terry Brown

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My friend has just bought a new computer,because his old one was no longer up to the job.

He saved all his data to a spare harddrive, ready for transferring to the new computer.

Problem:

The new computer has only SATA connections, no IDE and his old harddrive was IDE. Problem solved by purchasing a caddy (USB).

This brings up the question, as SATA gets more popular, how long will IDE devices be available and when it is time to move on from SATA will the same situation happen?

Terry

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KRONOS the First

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You would probably struggle to buy an IDE hard-drive these days as all new PC's have just Sata connections. Although it is possible to buy a motherboard which will still have one IDE header these are also a dying breed.

You can also get something like this:Ide to sata.But as you have already figured out the simplest way is to buy a external caddy which will accept an IDE hard-drive.

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