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Connecting 2 Different Hard Drives????

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by Jove2k, Feb 15, 2007.

  1. Jove2k

    Jove2k Member

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    I got a new pc coming to me in the mail and it has a serial ATA connection to the hard drive. my current computer has just a serial connection. its just used as a storage drive and not a boot drive.

    I hear there is a cable that you can use to connect the 2.

    if so. where can i get one.? and what is it called.?

    Thanks for any help.
     
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    is your current one hooked in with a cable like this?
    If so then you will have no problem adding it as a slave drive
     
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    yes, but, the new computer has the smaller cable. and i want to have them both in there. and i assume that there will need to have a cable with both plugs. since they are different.
     
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    will this work for connecting 2 hd's to a pc.?

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    oops. i meant this.

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    If the new motherboard also has IDE connections, which it should, there is no benefit to connecting to a serial drive connection, with an adapter, unless you have a slug of optical drives you are going to put in the computer.
     
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    do you have any specs on the system you have coming?
    most systems these days will have both IDE (serial) connections and SATA connection. If the new system only has SATA then an adapter may be your only choice. If it has both like it should then you will be fine. Like mine now has two IDE slots and 5 SATA slots.
    So i have 2 hard drives and a DVD burner running on the IDE
    and a DVD Rom drive and 2 more hard drives running on the SATA.
     
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    These are the specs that i got email to me about the computer.




    222-5663
    1 Dimension E521,Athlon 64 3500+(2.20GHz, 512K)
    311-6540
    1 1GB DDR2 SDRAM at 533MHz
    310-8025
    1 Dell USB Keyboard
    310-7965
    1 Dell USB 2-button mouse
    320-5178
    1 Video ready w/o Monitor, DIM A64
    320-5088
    1 256MB nVidia GeForce 7300LE TurboCache
    341-4210
    1 160GB SATA II Hard Drive (7200RPM)
    341-4028
    1 No Floppy Drive Requested
    466-2386
    1 Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium Edition, English
    420-5769
    1 Internet Search and Portal
    420-5924
    1 Icon Consolidation Application
    463-2282
    1 Dell Owners Manual installed on your system,click on icon after system set-up to access
    420-6436
    1 Vista, PC-Restore, Dim/Insp
    420-6481
    1 Dell Support, Vista, Dim/Insp
    313-4911
    1 Dell Resource DVD with Application Backup
    310-1966
    1 Mouse included in Dell Wireless or Bluetooth Package
    430-0412
    1 Integrated NIC card
    313-4593
    1 56K PCI Data Fax Modem
    412-0914
    1 Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0
    313-4583
    1 16X DVD-ROM and 16X DVD+/-RW
    420-6464
    1 Roxio Creator Basic
    313-2758
    1 Integrated Audio
    313-2198
    1 No Speaker Requested
    412-0940
    1 Norton Internet Security 2007 30 Day
    412-0934
    1 Earthlink
    412-0933
    1 AOL for Broadband
    412-0912
    1 MS Works 8.5 Plus Office Trial
    950-3339
    1 3 Year Limited Warranty
    412-0359
    1 Soft Contracts - Qualxserve
    950-5462
    1 Warranty Support,2 Year Extended
    985-1268
    1 Dell Hardware Warranty PlusOnsite Service, Initial Year
    980-3280
    1 Type 15- Third Party At Home Service with Nights and Weeke ends, 24x7 Technical Support, Initial Year
    985-1269
    1 Dell Hardware Warranty PlusOnsite Service, Extended Year
    970-6702
    1 Type 15- Third Party At Home Service with Nights and Wee kends, 24x7 Technical Support,2 Year Extended
    960-2800
    1 Warranty Support,Initial Year
    960-0019
    1 CompleteCare Accidental DamageProtection, Dimension, 3 Year
    412-0358
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    310-8626 1 You have chosen a Windows Vista Premium System
    412-0943 1 Basic digital Music,Photo and Game experience
    * 1 -DISCOUNT/COUPON APPLIED
     
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