Need Help!! Motherboard does not have anyplace where I can connect my older 80 IDE Hd

Discussion in 'HP' started by Paul Flores, Jul 13, 2006.

  1. Paul Flores

    Paul Flores

    Jul 13, 2006
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    I have a Seagate 80gb Hard Drive that is a IDE. I just bought a new DELL Dimension E310. It has a 80gb SATA 2 Hard Drive. The motherboard does not have anyplace where I can connect my older IDE Hard Drive . Is there anyway that the older IDE Hard Drive can be connected to my new computer as a secondary Hard Drive?
    Someone told me that I can use one of the CD ROM connections to connect to my Hard Drive, will that work?
    If not what can I do?
    Paul Flores, Jul 13, 2006
  2. Paul Flores


    Jul 10, 2006
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    YES IF the CDROM are on an IDE interface (which they most likley are), and if not then you can still find IDE interface PCI cards.

    I`ve never used one myself but i assume they would work ok
    Anon_EL, Jul 18, 2006
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