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I have a HDD conected via IDE on a friend's PC. Would it be beneficial to switch to a Sata cable?

And can it be done simply by changing the cable or do I have to do something extra?
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Does it have both SATA and IDE? If not, you will need to upgrade the hard drive. It should be as easy as switching to SATA and maybe setting the primary drive in the bios.
 
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Uh... No.
IDE drives are different from SATA drives.
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LOL im tripping... nvm
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LOL im tripping... nvm
did u not build your sig rig?
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post #6 of 19
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Uh... No.
IDE drives are different from SATA drives.
Some have both connection?
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post #7 of 19
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Originally Posted by TwistedTransistor View Post
Some have both connection?
Laptop drives... But still the same concept.



Since when are they the same connection?
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Originally Posted by TwistedTransistor View Post
Some have both connection?
What HDD has both a SATA and IDE port?
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Edit: nm was thinking of MOLEX power and sata power
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post #10 of 19
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
What HDD has both a SATA and IDE port?
I guess in my dream. lol. I would say that was pretty good dream.
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