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ga-970a-d3 and ide drives

ga-970a-d3 and ide drives
« on: February 11, 2012, 03:58:32 pm »
Hi, I'm new to Gigabyte Forum and I've no experience of Gigabyte products.
So , what's the best way to connect old IDE drives and IDE DVD recorders to this mainboard that hasn' got any IDE sockets?
A PCIExpress X1 IDE controller card ?
A USB-or-Sata to IDE converter?

Thanks in advance.

Dark Mantis

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Re: ga-970a-d3 and ide drives
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2012, 03:58:46 pm »
Hi and welcome.

Either option should work alright but personally I don't like that type of thing as it is prone to faults and slows things down too. If at all possible I would purchase a new SATA hard drive even though these are more expensive now than a few months ago. If money is tight try just buying a small HDD of say 250GB or something which you can still use later for a boot drive. The optical drives are still very cheap and you can get a fast DVD drive for £12 ish.

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