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Old 01-23-2013, 05:40 AM   #1
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Hi all, I have an Acer Aspire RC500, It has a very small 120GB IDE hard drive, I would like to install a 500GB or 640GB sata HDD, I brought a 2 in 1 IDE to sata converter a while ago and it doesn't quite fit, I am now looking at this item http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com.au/vi...id=33963272739. Will this work for what I want, If not please tell me what I would be needing.
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Or this one http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com.au/vi...508&cmd=VIDESC
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I bought one of those ebay sata-ide converters a while back. It caught on fire the first time I turned the computer on after installing it... After that experience, I personally wouldn't trust any of them.

Besides, that isn't what you want. That allows you to use an IDE drive with a sata mobo, not the other way around. Get a pci sata controller or an external enclosure.
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I would be more inclined to spend a little more on a better quality interface (an enclosed adapter)



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120 is enough for the OS to run on. Why not get an external drive for it?

What you posted does seem to be backwards. No experience with this, but: Amazon.com: HDE IDE to SATA or SATA to IDE Adapter: Computers & Accessories seems to be what you would need (this actually works in both directions according to reviews and description)
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I think foothead's advice is best, get a SATA PCI controller.

Going to be your most reliable and probably cheapest way.
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A pci to sata would be best. Check SIIG online. They make all kinds of interface cards. Star Tech has them also.

http://www.siig.com/it-products/cont...-pci-raid.html
They make a 4 channel version also.
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Something like this then http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com.au/vi...d=43580015863#

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120 is enough for the OS to run on. Why not get an external drive for it
I would like a bigger drive to put more files and program's on, As it is a media PC it will be hooked up to a TV via HDMI once I get GPU that can do that but for now it will be hooked via VGA.
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