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    Question How do My old PC live longer with no IDE HDDs?

    After I bought my current pc, I have ben using my previous old pc for downloading and browsing. Funny thing is its harddisk ran out few days ago. I asked my cuzin and he said IDE drives are no longer available... Thing is if that is so the case.. prolly I might temporarily get off by getting used ones from elephant rd. or elsewhere.

    I have also tried fitting a SATA drive with a Raid controller. Trouble is, it wudn boot using the raid controller so u will always need an old IDE Master HDD. Other than Raids, there is another converter i've seen in IDB which lets the old PCs use sata through the IDE cables. Would that work? Would that help boot up? Any ideas?

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    Default Re: How do My old PC live longer with no IDE HDDs?

    Sata to pata(ide) connverter use kora jabe tobe sobgula converter support kore na. R ektu valo moto search kolre ekhono new pata hdd pawya jai tobe price beshi rakhbe.

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    Default Re: How do My old PC live longer with no IDE HDDs?

    SATA PCI add on card paoya jay. Use korte paren.. performance valo.
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    Default Re: How do My old PC live longer with no IDE HDDs?

    Well @ Murad,, I'll check for em then. Prob hochhe oije daam beshi hoile sata kinte ichha kore...

    @mrX, jeita pci sata card, oitai Sata Raid Controller, jeitar kotha bolsi upore. I've already used it and it cant be used to boot. It always require a master Pata IDE Hdd.

    IDE cable er shathe ekta chhoto circuit wala converter dekhsilam ekbar, and a salesman said it can make a sata hdd boot... Is that true? Keu use kore dekhsen?

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