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IDE to SATA Adapter

I bought a SATA drive, and discovered that they are different than IDE drives when it showed up. So I bought an IDE to SATA adapter, and when I installed the adapter (which is a small board that plugs into the IDE port on the MB, and then attaches to the SATA drive via a SATA cable that attaches to the small board) the system did not recognize the drive. I tried it in another system (btw, both systems worked, and still do), and it also did not recognize the drive. I took the HD to a computer repair place, and they said the drive works fine. The seller of the adapter won't even answer my emails. I can provide photos, or any other information a layman such as myself might be able to, should you desire more technical information than I have provided herein. I received no other software, programs, drivers, or anything with the adapter, and was told all one needed to do was plug it in. I sure hope you can help, so I can get my unused drive backing up my otherwise vulnerable files which are overflowing from my current IDE drive. Thanks!

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Re: IDE to SATA Adapter

Hi, could it be that you have an adapter that works one way only - IDE to SATA - it converts an IDE drive to SATA host port and therefore will not work in your motherboard. What you probably should get is Sata Drive to IDE connector. You might want to have a look @ Hope this be of some help to you. Good luck.

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