SATA instead of IDE

Discussion in 'Windows XP Hardware' started by Idolm, Feb 25, 2024.

  1. Idolm

    Idolm

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2024
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    1
    Hello again,

    I have a 2004 PC with an IDE HDD. The drive is noisy ,but still works. I would like to install a SATA HDD.
    The MB lacks SATA headers, would a powered IDE to SATA adapter allow the MB to recognise the SATA HDD ?.
    Thank you
     
    Idolm, Feb 25, 2024
    #1
  2. Idolm

    Madeleine Takam

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2020
    Messages:
    93
    Likes Received:
    81
    Location:
    Alderley Edge
    Your choices are

    All from Ebay. ( Links live as of 26 February 2024 )

    Rules for advanced ebay buying

    1. The more liberties you take, the more knowledge and luck you need. For instance you can file down an old PCI to stick into a 64bit slot, but is it going to be 3.3 or 5v. Do you feel lucky?

    2. Always best to buy branded, unless drivers are coming with the card. Are they going to be XP drivers??????

    3. ALWAYS CHECK THAT YOU CAN GET DRIVERS FOR ANY CARD OR DEVICE. YOU ALWAYS DOWNLOAD DRIVERS BEFORE YOU EVEN THINK OF BUYING CARD.

    4. Know the difference between PCI, PCI-X and PCI-E or you will be sad…. Unless you are good at soldering, have an oscilloscope, some spare cards lots of wire, a multimeter, a hack saw and a file.

    A Sata Card

    1. Areca Raid 6 PCI-X SATA RAID Card 71-111001-0013 (PCI-X)

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/19613331...KRDxO1y4xU+yPSDswiqNMYSjJZ|tkp:Bk9SR_C9hMq8Yw


    2. Areca ARC-1220-X4 4 port SATA II RAID Adapter card (PCI-E x8)

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/22515640...FbJr/3ALrtNST1UqlqJwRZ8Q==|tkp:Bk9SR_i_1Mm8Yw


    3. Adaptec AAR-2610SA 64MB Dell CERC 6 port SATA RAID Controller PCI-X CERC 1.5/6 (Can be used in a PCI at a push for slower speeds)

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/17624902...SzpURt9QW1xnN56KvEyelWj9bC|tkp:Bk9SR5Trqcq8Yw


    4. Adaptec ASR-2405 3Gbp/s SAS SATA 4-Port RAID Controller Card PCI-express x8 (Great card if you have PCI-E)

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/15579973...MQDn45iXlpczCa5Y+za5oxmg==|tkp:Bk9SR5Trqcq8Yw


    5. SATA RAID Expansion Controller Adapter for PCI - 4 Port Card with Driver CD

    And they list XP drivers

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/17607949...YTbk7rrXXHl9EVdBgmaJ3ATA==|tkp:Bk9SR6zap8u8Yw


    HOW ABOUT AN M2 adapter to IDE/PATA that way you don’t need to worry about installing drivers first via M6 or first through and IDE.


    6. M2 to ide adapter


    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/11473763...kJTIa+Vm5RXEJxw2X7xeGWdg==|tkp:Bk9SR_byu8m8Yw


    7. Or you could go with SATA to IDE converter and then use any SATA drive up to 2TB.

    New 2.5"/3.5" Drive 40 Pin Serial ATA SATA to PATA IDE Card Adapter Converter UK

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/17457933...prpXMMjv8P8459fJLN1SrwYPx7|tkp:Bk9SR_jD2cu8Yw


    Hope this helps and gives you some ideas.
     
    Madeleine Takam, Feb 26, 2024
    #2
    Idolm likes this.
  3. Idolm

    cornemuse

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2016
    Messages:
    633
    Likes Received:
    373
    cornemuse, Feb 26, 2024
    #3
    Idolm likes this.
  4. Idolm

    Idolm

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2024
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    1
    Thank you both for taking the time to reply,very much appreciated. Ant sorry for the late reply.
    Thank you Madeleine for the very comprehensive and detailed reply, and links. I will go through these tomorrow evening.
    It seems there are options :-}
     
    Idolm, Feb 27, 2024
    #4
  5. Idolm

    tekkaman

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2021
    Messages:
    168
    Likes Received:
    75
    Sometimes very old computers have limitations in drive size.
     
    tekkaman, Mar 5, 2024
    #5
  6. Idolm

    cornemuse

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2016
    Messages:
    633
    Likes Received:
    373
    I ran across an IDE 2.5" hdd, a Toshiba, 814 mb as in Mega Bytes! from a really old laptop
     
    cornemuse, Mar 5, 2024
    #6
Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.