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Topic # 157622 7-Dec-2014 06:49
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I have some old hard disks - the connections at the back don't match my new ones. 

Is there connectors I can get to make them fit - they would be great storage?

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  Reply # 1190032 7-Dec-2014 07:03
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you really need to provide more info or at least provide pictures otherwise we are just guessing

you may have IDE hard drives and want to used them on SATA connectors?



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  Reply # 1190033 7-Dec-2014 07:09
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Thanks it's probably not worth it though given the size of the desks and cost



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  Reply # 1190034 7-Dec-2014 07:10
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probably not but there are adapters out there for about the $30 mark, you just need to know what connectors you are going from/too

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  Reply # 1190036 7-Dec-2014 07:43
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The adapters would probably cost more than the drives are worth.




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Reply # 1190060 7-Dec-2014 09:13
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I have used ide to sata adapters with success. You can buy them off Trademe for around $5.  Sometimes for home its not just what the old disk is worth now but also the cost of buying a new hard drive when you know you have good old ones.




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  Reply # 1190066 7-Dec-2014 09:44
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How new is your motherboard? If it is a couple of years old, chances are it still has an IDE connector, should be able to find an IDE cable cheap. That will run 2 drives as long as you have space in the case. 




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