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BK_123 05-12-2013 06:03 AM

Putting New Hard Drive In
 
Hi all. I have been wanting to put a new hard drive in my desktop pc as the size it to small for what I want. The drive I have installed at the moment is a 120GB IDE, I would like to install either a 500GB or 640GB sata and the motherboard doesn't have any sata connections. My question is will this VIA VT6421A 3 Sata 1 Port IDE PCI Raid Controller Card | eBay be able to do what I am wanting to do?

OhSnapWord 05-12-2013 10:08 AM

Re: Putting New Hard Drive In
 
Assuming that your PC has an open PCI slot, that should work for you.

setishock 05-12-2013 12:43 PM

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Instead of replacing the primary drive why not have the sata as a slave drive for storage?

OhSnapWord 05-12-2013 03:20 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by setishock (Post 12130249)
Instead of replacing the primary drive why not have the sata as a slave drive for storage?

Building on this, OP probably wont be able to because that card might not have a BIOS and therefore wouldn't be bootable.

BK_123 05-12-2013 08:44 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by OhSnapWord (Post 12130270)
Building on this, OP probably wont be able to because that card might not have a BIOS and therefore wouldn't be bootable.

I will do a bit of research on this.

BK_123 05-12-2013 09:52 PM

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I am about to order it but just a question, Do I need any a power cable for it?

OhSnapWord 05-12-2013 10:34 PM

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It doesn't look like it. You may need a SATA power adapter.

BK_123 05-12-2013 11:11 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by OhSnapWord (Post 12130298)
It doesn't look like it. You may need a SATA power adapter.

IDE TO 2X Serial ATA Sata HDD Power Adapter Cable | eBay

OhSnapWord 05-12-2013 11:21 PM

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That be it.

BK_123 05-12-2013 11:24 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by OhSnapWord (Post 12130303)
That be it.

Okly dokly, I will make the order after college when I get home.


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