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IC7 max 3 mobo - any way to convert IDE to SATA ?

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Devious

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Nov 27, 2001
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NW UK
I think i messed up , I bought an Abit IC7-max3 motherboard as i was told it would support my 3 CD/DVD rom drives and my 4 IDE 100+ harddisks , i also bought a new 120 gig SATA drive instead of an IDE drive at a recomendation of the sales guy.

The thing is there is on 2 x 2 IDE ports and 6 x SATA ports so i can only run 5 of 8 of my drives.

What i need is a SATA cable coverter to an ATA ribbon , is this possible ?

Any other suggestions ?

Thanks

Richard
 

turd

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Sep 16, 2001
Yes it is, but not exactly as u decsribed it. There are a few brands of converters to pick from. Just do a search for SATA + converter.

Heres a link to get you started:

http://www.modsynergy.com/Review 98.htm

I use this brand and it works fine.

You could also buy an expansion IED controller. Do a search for IDE + card, here is another link:
http://www.compulead.com/item466.htm

Or even go RAID if you want. (Expensive and learning curve for four drives) Just search this forum for RAID and it will answer any questions about what that involves.