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Garrie
19th February 2008, 09:28 PM
Since when did PATA drives stop being supported by hardware manufacturers?

I bought a new dell PC a few months back and finally got round to installing my old seagate barracuda from my other PC. Opened the case and no IDE slots on the Mobo, gutted!

Now I've an old 80gig barracuda that I can no longer use, the drive served me well, never let me down and is the reason I only by seagates today. I guess I'll need to invest in a new SATA barracuda :D

sorry for the "rant"

Cheers
Garrie

j.baker
19th February 2008, 09:33 PM
You can get PATA to SATA bridge cards.

I might have one lying around if you are interested?

angelpaaul
19th February 2008, 09:39 PM
Computer technology moves on so fast you'd best get to the shops now. If you leave it until the morning SATA will be obsolete too!! :D

Regards - Paul

j.baker
19th February 2008, 09:48 PM
cruel......but true.

Garrie
19th February 2008, 09:55 PM
lol its does indeed..

Its cheaper to buy a new SATA drive. Novatech (http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/) have some great prices and come highly recommended, I have nothing to do with but have used them for 5+ years without any probs :)

Cheers J.baker, also noticed my Mobo only has 2 PCI slots :eek: after my other video card goes in, I only have 1 left.

j.baker
19th February 2008, 10:04 PM
PATA bridge cards convert PATA to SATA. THe do not use any PCI cards.

I will look in my cable box tomorrow. If I find one, you can have it FOC.

I switched to SATA 3 years ago. A 500GB SATA is about 50-60 these days.

FYI

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/SERIAL-ATA-SATA-TO-IDE-AND-EIDE-ADAPTOR-CONVERTER_W0QQitemZ120221538399QQihZ002QQcategoryZ 74941QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

David Pepper
20th February 2008, 11:39 AM
Hi Garrie

How about investing in a external drive box with USB cable - pop your old barracuda in there and bob's yer uncle. You can get them for as little as 10.

D.

Garrie
20th February 2008, 01:04 PM
PATA bridge cards convert PATA to SATA. THe do not use any PCI cards.

I will look in my cable box tomorrow. If I find one, you can have it FOC.

I switched to SATA 3 years ago. A 500GB SATA is about 50-60 these days.

FYI

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/SERIAL-ATA-SATA-TO-IDE-AND-EIDE-ADAPTOR-CONVERTER_W0QQitemZ120221538399QQihZ002QQcategoryZ 74941QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Thats very kind of you, I'll certainly Paypal you some cash for it if you no llonger need it. Had enough of buyer of ebay after a failed card reader purchase :mad:

David, cheers for the tip, I have a Netgear Storage Central SC101 that has a spare IDE connection, hmmm.

Cheers
Garrie

j.baker
20th February 2008, 01:28 PM
Sorry to get your hopes up. I can find the cables and connectors, but not the bridge board. I had two lying around last week.

I suggest putting it into your nas box.

Garrie
20th February 2008, 01:38 PM
no worries, thanks for looking though..

Cheers

j.baker
21st February 2008, 07:58 PM
Garrie,

Have a look at

http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.706

its about 4 delivered!


I have used them for about 10 orders. Cheap, and so far reliable. I use paypal to pay them.