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    Ok first Off I ordered this 200g which i need SATA connections which my mother board does have my mother board is

    K7T266 Pro-2A MSI

    now I then bought and have ordered a PCI SATA Card to put in there

    Guy told me at the help disk that I might possibly need a IDE Power Supply Converter ???

    well do I need one too???

    also to my understanding is when this card comes this HD i have then gets used as a external the pugs going into the back of the card???

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    this drive should fir inside as the sata pci card should have the plugs on the inside, well thats my understanding.
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatalog/sata_cables.html

    thats the cable you need, the 2nd one down.

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    You don't need a converter for Maxtor or Western Digital drives. Maxtor have the old style connector, the latest WD drives have both (or come with a converter, the web site isn't clear on that).
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    Can you use one of those ide->sata power adapters the other way?

    'cos i've got a sata connection i'm not using. It'd be sweet if I could change it to fit an ide drive.


    Let me rephrase that, I know it won't work simply flipping a standard adapter around, but could I convert the 15 pin connector to a 4 pin, hook it up an IDE drive and not fry the drive in the process?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SnnY
    Can you use one of those ide->sata power adapters the other way?

    'cos i've got a sata connection i'm not using. It'd be sweet if I could change it to fit an ide drive.


    Let me rephrase that, I know it won't work simply flipping a standard adapter around, but could I convert the 15 pin connector to a 4 pin, hook it up an IDE drive and not fry the drive in the process?
    It would be possible but I have never seen that type of adaptor. You would have to make your own. Probably easier to cut the SATA power connector and replace it with a Molex.
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    Yeah, I guess it wouldn't be that hard though, as long as I don't mess up the wires.

    I just need get one of those standard adapters and remove the connectors, and then get hold of a female sata connector from an extension cable (I've got plenty of the fourpin ides), and swap them around.

    Assuming there's no difference in amps or volts, that is.

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