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Bought a IDE HDD without knowing, am I screwed?

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I bought an 80 GB IDE hard drive from eBay for about $20. I didn't know it was IDE until I recieved it today. Are there any IDE to sata converters or adapters? Or is there a way to use a IDE drive on Sata?
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Yeah they make PCI cards IDE Cards, and there is also adapters. There getting rare but your most likely able to find them still at a PC store like microcenter.
     
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Slooooooooooooooooooow

I get about 6MB/S on a similar unit. Good for removing old data, but daily usage...trash.
    
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There are things like this but they can be iffy

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812232002

or this might work as well. Only for IDE drive to SATA controller

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812270236


and you probably could have bought a 80 GB SATA drive shipped form someone on here.
Edited by hednik - 2/22/12 at 2:15pm
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Sorry, but I was kind of wondering if there are any cheap ones that dont cost the same as I purchased the drive for tongue.gif , anyone else know any?
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Originally Posted by pwndupure View Post

Sorry, but I was kind of wondering if there are any cheap ones that dont cost the same as I purchased the drive for tongue.gif , anyone else know any?

The one I linked above

or try eBay

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p5197.m570.l1311&_nkw=ide+to+sata+adapter&_sacat=See-All-Categories
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816132012

This one is $18 after shipping, $2 cheaper than your drive tongue.gif, I bought it for xbox modding and had to use it for a HDD on a friends build and it worked amazing.
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I'd sell the drive and cut my loses. That floppy cable is going to make your cable management harder and requires an adapter that would still slow down your system.
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