Thanks guys for all the advice,i was thinking about the adapters for the time being but you have put me off now,so i think ill take a look at the sata drives themselves and price things up
by the way is it possible just to run the master on sata and slave on ide so i dont have to buy 2 drives and leads at the same time otherwise it going to be costly to change both drives.
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2 Abit AV8 350w psu AMD64 <A email@example.comGhz 512 ram geforce tornado 128mb.
3 Advent 7038 laptop AMD 2500+ 512ram ATI 320 graphics. wireless.