Once I follow your instructions about saving the info. from the 7200 IDE drive to the 10K SATA drive, would I even need this adapter if I`m no longer going to use the 7200 IDE drive? My MOBO has "SATA Serial 1" and "SATA Serial 2" sockets already, the first socket is located right next to the CMOS jumper. I have a pic of this if you want to see it, but I don`t know how to get it onto this site other than email. Anyway, it appears to me that I wouldn`t need the adapter if I`m going to do the above. There is room only for one drive in my "breadbox" sized computer, anyway. I`ll probably get an 80 or 100K drive to replace my current 40K drive. I`m nearly out of storage space (less than 30%), and I want to add more programs. I`m not a gamer, so I don`t need the power you guys are using. However, when I tweak for oc, I`ll probably have to consider upgrading my measly 200 watt PS, too. So, I`ll probably do that when I get the new drive. Is there anything else besides Norton Ghost I should consider getting for this upgrade? Is my current MOBO adequate (in another unaswered reply)? If that`s double posting, `sorry. I have a pic of it also.
I just ordered a new 10K drive yesterday from New Egg. I also ordered an OEM SATA for that WD drive, but I knew nothing about needing a SATA controller. So, even though my MOBO has the SATA interface, do I still need the controller?
Thanks so much for your info. I am so glad to hear that, as the ONE PCI slot I have has my sound card in it (this Shuttle case is SMALL). Thinking about that, I don`t know if that would even work anyway. But, I`m a noob, so forgive me if my ignorance is obvious.