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Sata power supply with ide only mother board?

I have a power supply with Ide and Sata cables i installed it to a mother board that never had sata before. Since the power supply has sata and hooks into the mother board could i add a second hard drive thats sata not ide??

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If all the motherboard has is IDE connectors,then you can with an add in card. To do this you need to run the installation floppy during a fresh windows installation when it prompts for 3rd party scsi or raid drivers. I'd take the easy road & install a slave drive on the IDE or run an external hard drive in a usb port. Or the ultimate option,build a system using a board with sata on it. Prices are way down on hardware in general,but it's not going to stay that way.

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Unlike IDE drive cables, which allow you to connect at least 2 drives to the same cable, SATA cables only allow one connection from motherboard to drive per cable. You can connect as many SATA drives to your motherboard as you have SATA connections.

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From what I was able to find it looks like the board is set for IDE Interface connections for the hard drives. But you can make it accept SATA Drives by adapters that plug into the Power Supply cables that go into the hard drive.

I'll show some links below that will show you the adapters you will need.

The link below shows the Cable that would plug into one of the power supply cables and go into the SATA Drive to give it SATA Interface.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-4-PIN-IDE-Molex-To-2-X-15-Pin-SATA-Power-Adapter-cable-Fast-From-USA-/270963453066?pt=US_Drive_Cables_dapters&hash=item3f16ae2c8a

The link below shows you the cable you need that will supply the Power to the Sata Drive. It too plugs into one of the cables that come out of the Power Supply and goes into the Sata Drive.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-4-PIN-IDE-To-Serial-SATA-Power-Cable-adapter-/270693224712?pt=US_Drive_Cables_dapters&hash=item3f0692d108

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this will depend on HARD DRIVE whether ide the ide will have 40 pins or sata the sata will have 8 copper slat type also PSU power supply unit ide or sata power connecters these days they usually supply both next MOTHERBOARD if has ide and sata plugs the ide will be a flat ribbon type with 40 pin plug ends the sata will be 8 copper slat type usually a bit thicker
most power supply units will fit but to make absolutely sure you could take some measurents inside you computers frame to make sure it will fit also you might need to get a heavy duty with plenty of wattage if you have added more ram another hard drive or a bigger one or any other devices cd/dvd drives then you will need more wattage to boot up
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