Question about Compaq 39-pin IDE Hard Drive Cable (108950010) Drive Case

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SATA to IDE

Hi I am modding my Xbox, in the process I decided to put in a Internal HDD it is a 500GB SATA. Xbox needs IDE's. So I bought an adapter for the conversion but now I need a gender change for the IDE Part because both the cable and adapter are female I need a wire or bridge to combined them.

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Turn into usb drive


USB 2.0 To SATA IDE 3.5 2.5 Hard Drive with an Adapter Cable http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iE8t5IGr0e4
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/USB-2-0-to-SATA-IDE-2-5-3-5-Hard-Drive-HDD-Adapter-/330612048804?pt=AU_Laptop_Accessories&hash=item4cfa0383a4
USB 2.0 to SATA IDE 2.5 3.5 Hard Drive HDD Adapter Kit

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You would have to remove the hard drive and use a usb sata ide kit
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Wd50000aakb make into a external usb


USB 2.0 To SATA IDE 3.5 2.5 Hard Drive with an Adapter Cable http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iE8t5IGr0e4
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/USB-2-0-to-SATA-IDE-2-5-3-5-Hard-Drive-HDD-Adapter-/330612048804?pt=AU_Laptop_Accessories&hash=item4cfa0383a4
USB 2.0 to SATA IDE 2.5 3.5 Hard Drive HDD Adapter Kit

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You would have to remove the hard drive and use a usb sata ide kit
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Can i just hook it up and run the disk wizard? or is there another formatting ,partitioning tool I should get?


Use Disk Wizard. No 3rd party tools are required at all.

Scenario: 1 Pipeline SATA. 1 Barracuda SATA. 1 IDE drive with current OS. Is this correct?
Just treat the Pipeline from the DVR as an extra drive by formatting it, and moving the files over. You then can remove the IDE and Pipeline for peace of mind, but the OS advance setup should give the option of all three drives for install destination.


Leaving the IDE drive should not affect your resources.

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Need adapters for SATA connectors


you can buy a sata to ide adapter,you plug this into an ide slot and it makes it sata.
here is an example:SATA to IDE Converter Driver
http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.706

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Switching from 40GB IDE HDD to 500GB SATA HDD. SATA won't boot.


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No there is no need to change any jumpers on a sata drive, go into the bios settings and tell the bios to boot from the western digital drive only.

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My new 500GB SATA II HDD gets heated very quickly and I have my old IDE HDD still working and it doesnt get much heated even if it is on for 12hours continously. Just in a matter of 15 to 20mins the...


This is normal. SATA II drives spin much faster and run much hotter then IDE drives. You can attach a hard drive cooler to the hard drive if you wish and if there is enough room in your case.

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Can I transfer data from 250GB IDE HDD to a SATA II 500GB HDD


Yes you can. You may have to go in BIOS or and select your SATA as the first drive to boot off of though, else it might try to boot off the old IDE. But once you're in windows, it will appear as another drive in my computer.

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I have A8N-VM Motherboard and 250GB IDE HDD. Can i connect 500GB SATA II HDD and transfer data from my IDE HDD to SATA II HDD


Assuming you have a Asus A8N-VM CSM GeForce 6150 Motherboard then if you have a SATA cable that works for that or an adapter for the SATA II if it wont fit it should be fine and you can have both in at once. So there would be no need to transfer but if you want you could.

If im not getting this please let me know and I will try to help you more.

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yes the mother board supports SATA However if you connect large Disks to the SATA connectors they are recognized correctly with full size. So leave your 500g and less HDs on the IDE and the big ones on the SATA. you can check this link for the manual for more information ftp://ftp.chiligreen.com/Desktop/Manuals/manual_a_k8v-mx.pdf hope this helps .thanks and Godbless pls appreciate by rating as fixyaa

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