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Connectind to SATA slots

My motherboard has two sata slots. How do I connect them with IDE hard drives.

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  • Kwameabe Dec 17, 2007

    Ya I bought a converter from SATA to IDE but still the system does not recognize the hard drive. Thank u.

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You must get an IDE to SATA converter as below

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WAIT, why connect with IDE hard drives. SATA slots are only for devices that supports SATA slots, If your device such as hard disk has no sata slots you cannot connect it there. Just connect it to the IDE slots as it is where it is supposed to be connected..

Im not sure if there are converter for the two slots.

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