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Will a PCI-Express 1x Card work in a PCI slot?

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by nightmar3, Jul 16, 2007.

  1. nightmar3

    nightmar3 Member

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    Please tell me if this is possible or if theres a work around for this because I bought a Sata II 500gb hard drive not knowing that my computer doesn't have any Sata ports so I decided to buy a Sata II PCI card. Is it possible to put that PCI-Express 1x card in a regular PCI slot?
     
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    sammorris Senior member

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    No. If you haven't got any PCI express slots you'll need a PCI S-ATA card.
     
  3. nightmar3

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    So there are no work arounds for this card to work for my computer? I might as return it? Or is there an adapter that can convert a PCI slot to a PCI-Express 1x slot?
     
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    Nope, you'll have to return the card I'm afraid. Look before you buy!
     

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