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My computer is an old piece of crap (I'm going to upgrade soon) but the HDD is almost full and I need a new one immediately. I was going to get this but my ancient mobo doesn't support SATA, only ATA. So, I was wondering what sort of converter I could/should get in order for this to work.

Here are my mobo specs:


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System
Manufacturer : ASUSTeK Computer INC.
Model : A7N8X
Version : REV 1.xx
Serial Number : xxxxxxxxxxx
ID : FFFFFFFF-FFFFFFFF-FFFFFFFF-FFFFFFFF

System Chassis
Manufacturer : Chassis Manufactture
Type : Desktop
Can be locked : No
Version : Chassis Version
Serial Number : Chassis serial Number
Asset Tag : Asset-1234567890
Boot-up State : Safe
Power State : Safe
Thermal State : Safe
Security State : External Interface Locked-out

Mainboard
Manufacturer : ASUSTeK Computer INC.
Multi-Processor (MP) Support : No
Model : A7N8X
Version : REV 1.xx
Serial Number : xxxxxxxxxxx
System BIOS : 02/25/2003-nVidia-nForce-A7N8XC-00

System Memory Controller
Location : Mainboard
Error Correction Capability : None
Number of Memory Slots : 3
Maximum Installable Memory : 1.5GB
Bank0/1 - DDR1 : DIMM Synchronous DRAM 512MB/72
Bank2/3 - DDR2 : DIMM Synchronous DRAM 256MB/72
Bank4/5 - DDR3 : DIMM Synchronous DRAM 256MB/72

Chipset
Model : ASUS nForce2 AGP Controller
Revision : K3
Bus : DEC/AMD EV6/HSTL+
Front Side Bus Speed : 2x 166MHz (332MHz)
Maximum FSB Speed : 2x 200MHz (400MHz)
Width : 64-bit
I/O Queue Depth : 8 request(s)
Maximum Bus Bandwidth : 2.59GB/s

Chipset 1 Hub Interface
Type : HyperTransport
Version : 0.10
In/Out Width : 8-bit / 8-bit
Speed : 2x 200MHz (400MHz)

Logical/Chipset Memory Banks
Bank 0 : 512MB DDR 2.5-3-3-7 2T
Bank 1 : 256MB DDR 2.5-3-3-7 2T
Bank 2 : 256MB DDR 2.5-3-3-7 2T
Supported Memory Types : DDR
Channels : 2
Memory Bus Speed : 2x 166MHz (332MHz)
Maximum Memory Speed : 2x 200MHz (400MHz)
Multiplier : 5/5x
Width : 64-bit
Memory Controller in Processor : No
Power Save Mode : No
Fixed Hole Present : No
Maximum Memory Bus Bandwidth : 5.19GB/s

Memory Module 1
Manufacturer : Kingston
Model : K
Serial Number : 0A038505
Type : 256MB DDR
Technology : 8x(32Mx8)
Speed : PC2700U DDR-166
Standard Timings : 2.5-3-3-7 2-10-0-0
Date of Manufacture : Wednesday, February 26, 2003
Memory DC Line : 2.50V
Set Timing @ 167MHz : 2.5-3-3-7 2-10-0-0
Set Timing @ 133MHz : 2.0-2-2-6 2-8-0-0

Memory Module 2
Manufacturer : Kingston
Model : K512-UDIMM
Serial Number : 682EED56
Type : 512MB DDR
Technology : 16x(32Mx8)
Speed : PC2700U DDR-166
Standard Timings : 2.5-3-3-7 2-10-0-0
Version : 1.0
Date of Manufacture : Monday, October 22, 2007
Memory DC Line : 2.50V
Set Timing @ 167MHz : 2.5-3-3-7 2-10-0-0
Set Timing @ 133MHz : 2.0-2-2-6 2-8-0-0

Memory Module 3
Manufacturer : Kingston
Model : K
Serial Number : 0A038605
Type : 256MB DDR
Technology : 8x(32Mx8)
Speed : PC2700U DDR-166
Standard Timings : 2.5-3-3-7 2-10-0-0
Date of Manufacture : Wednesday, February 26, 2003
Memory DC Line : 2.50V
Set Timing @ 167MHz : 2.5-3-3-7 2-10-0-0
Set Timing @ 133MHz : 2.0-2-2-6 2-8-0-0

Environment Monitor 1
Model : Asus ASB100 SMB
Version : 3.01
Mainboard Specific Support : No

Temperature Sensor(s)
Board Temperature : 63.00C
CPU Temperature : 40.00C

Cooling Device(s)
Auto Fan Speed Control : No
System Fan : 10385rpm

Voltage Sensor(s)
CPU DC Line : 1.70V
Aux DC Line : 1.69V
+3.3V DC Line : 3.33V
+5V DC Line : 4.69V
+12V DC Line : 11.81V
-12V DC Line : -12.34V
-5V DC Line : -5.15V

System Bus(es) on Hub 1
Version : 2.20
System Bus 0 : PCI
System Bus 1 : PCI
System Bus 2 : PCI
System Bus 3 : AGP

LPC Hub Controller 1
Model : ASUS nForce2 ISA Bridge
Revision : K4

LPC Hub Controller 2
Model : ASUS nForce MCP-T SMBus Controller
Revision : K3

Audio Device
Model : ASUS nForce MCP-T Audio Processing Unit (Dolby Digital)
Revision : K3
Type : AC '97

Audio Device
Model : ASUS nForce MCP-T Audio Codec Interface
Revision : K2
Type : AC '97

USB Controller 1
Model : ASUS nForce2 OHCI USB Controller
Revision : K4
Version : 1.00
Interface : OHCI
Channels : 3
Supported Speed(s) : Low (1.5Mbps) Full (12Mbps)
Legacy Emulation Enabled : No

USB Controller 2
Model : ASUS nForce2 OHCI USB Controller
Revision : K4
Version : 1.00
Interface : OHCI
Channels : 3
Supported Speed(s) : Low (1.5Mbps) Full (12Mbps)
Legacy Emulation Enabled : No

USB Controller 3
Model : ASUS nForce2 EHCI USB 2.0 Controller
Revision : K4
Version : 2.00
Specification : 1.00
Interface : EHCI
Channels : 6
Companion Controllers : 2
Supported Speed(s) : Low (1.5Mbps) Full (12Mbps) High (480Mbps)
Addressing Support : 32-bit
Legacy Emulation Enabled : No

FireWire/1394 Controller 1
Model : ASUS nForce2 FireWire Controller
Revision : K4
Version : 1.10
Interface : OHCI
Enhanced Support : Yes
Channels : 64
Speed : 400MHz

System SMBus Controller 1
Model : nVidia MCP2+ SMBus 1
Version : A.02
Advanced TCO Mode Enabled : No
Slave Device Enabled : No
PEC Support : No

System SMBus Controller 2
Model : nVidia MCP2+ SMBus 2
Version : A.02
Advanced TCO Mode Enabled : No
Slave Device Enabled : No
PEC Support : No

Expansion Slot(s)
PCI1 (1h) : PCI 32-bit +5V +3.3V PME Half-Length Available
PCI2 (2h) : PCI 32-bit +5V +3.3V PME Half-Length Used
PCI3 (3h) : PCI 32-bit +5V +3.3V PME Half-Length Available
PCI4 (4h) : PCI 32-bit +5V +3.3V PME Half-Length Available
PCI5 (5h) : PCI 32-bit +5V +3.3V PME Half-Length Available
AGP (6h) : AGP 32-bit +3.3V Half-Length Used

Port Connector(s)
PRIMARY IDE/HDD : ATA
SECONDARY IDE/HDD : ATA
FLOPPY : Floppy Disk
Serial Port 1 - Serial Port 1 : Serial Port 16550 / DB-9 pin male
Serial Port 2 - Serial Port 2 : Serial Port 16550 / DB-9 pin male
Parallel Port - Parallel Port : Parallel Port ECP/EPP / DB-25 pin female
PS/2 Keyboard - PS/2 Keyboard : Keyboard / PS/2
PS/2 Mouse - PS/2 Mouse : Mouse / PS/2
USB1 : USB / USB
USB2 : USB / USB
USB3 : USB / USB
USB4 : USB / USB
USB5 : USB / USB
USB6 : USB / USB
ETHERNET : Network / RJ-45
ETHERNET : Network / RJ-45
Joystic Port : Joystick / DB-15 pin female
MIDI Port : MIDI / DB-15 pin female
Onboard 1394 : FireWire/1394
Line In Jack Port : Audio / Mini-jack

Performance Tips
Notice 224 : SMBIOS/DMI information may be inaccurate.
Warning 2508 : All memory slots are full. Upgrading the memory may be difficult or expensive.
Tip 2 : Double-click tip or press Enter while a tip is selected for more information about the tip.


Thanks in advance!

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QUOTE (Bauglir @ Aug 10 2008, 02:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My computer is an old piece of crap (I'm going to upgrade soon) but the HDD is almost full and I need a new one immediately. I was going to get this but my ancient mobo doesn't support SATA, only ATA. So, I was wondering what sort of converter I could/should get in order for this to work.

Here are my mobo specs:




Thanks in advance!


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QUOTE (Corey @ Aug 10 2008, 01:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Heh, I think you mistakenly clicked on the wrong section icon_razz.gif

Oh shi--

I'll report myself for a move.

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fortunately, i just happened across this thread icon_wink.gif

moving to HWSW

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it's $10 more, but you could just get an IDE drive: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822148143


QUOTE (Weiman @ Apr 5 2009, 01:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This is exactly what has been going on through the entire thread, and it's not the first time either.
You come to us for advice..you just spell out what you want to get, and then ask us if it is okay, and we have to explain why it isn't. That's the world upside down.. If you would just say 'hey guys, I have an X amount of money, what should I buy?' Then this would be over in 2-3 posts, not 2-3 pages.
QUOTE (Kazzerax @ May 21 2009, 09:01 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Every time someone goes against Weiman's sig I feel like they should be bludgeoned for a few minutes in the head to feel the headache I feel when I realize someone really IS that dense.

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QUOTE (Weiman @ Aug 10 2008, 02:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
it's $10 more, but you could just get an IDE drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16822148143

That works. Thanks!

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If you want a newer interface, then a converter can actually save you some money if you plan on getting a new rig and want to transfer the drive! You will never get much of the speed advantages of Sata though until you connect it to a newer mobo.
It's your call.

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How bout this..... IDE to SATA adapter



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QUOTE (BlG_BALLS @ Aug 10 2008, 08:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
How bout this..... IDE to SATA adapter

I just went ahead and ordered the IDE HDD, it would cost just as much to buy the converter and the HDD as it would to just buy the IDE HDD to begin with, not to mention that the HDD came with free 3-day shipping.

Thanks for your help, though.




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