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Sata to IDE adapter question

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by TenMillimeter, Jan 14, 2006.

  1. TenMillimeter

    TenMillimeter

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    I'm trying to add a spare HD to my Dell 4700 P4, running XP Pro. My plan is to clone my existing HD onto it with Acronis True Image.

    I already had the spare, and it is an IDE (41 pin), but my existing HD is a SATA. I looked on my motherboard, and don't see an IDE jack. I see a second SATA jack on the motherboard, but it is black rather than blue like the first jack.

    Is there a specific type of SATA to IDE adapter that I should look for, or is what I'm trying to do a bad idea?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Washington D.C.

    Washington D.C.

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