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Motherboard replacement needed eide compatible

I need to replace an AK33Gold motherboard but need to keep my old drives. Just bought a new Western Digital 320 gig hard drive a few weeks ago and also am not yet ready to give up my 3.5 drive (call me lod fashioned, but I still havd some old data disks I haven't transfered.
What would you recommend product and procedure wise?

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  • leebundy1 Dec 22, 2008

    You called it, the old processor is an amd athalon. But I figured that would probably change when I change the motherboard. Right?

  • Vern Haynes
    Vern Haynes May 11, 2010

    Do you have a formfactor/chipset/processor in mind?
    The AK33 gold is a socket A mobo, so I would assume that you are using either an Athlon or possibly an Athlon XP CPU. Many mainboards (of the last generation) still support floppy drives with headers on the mainboard. Otherwise, you may want to consider a USB floppy. They are very cheap and portable.


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Athlon 64 mainboards are pretty cheap right now, as are Intel Dual Core CPU's and mainboards. Some of the newer boards do not even have a FD header on them, so if you want to go that way just pick up a USB floppy drive. Shouldn't cost more than about $15.
For a real bargain, check out socket 478 (intel) and socket 754 (AMD) combos. They can be an excellent deal. I buy most of my stuff @ newegg.com
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