help seeking for motherboard that support IDE hard drive

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  1. NiceCold

    NiceCold Senior member

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    can someone help me look for a motherboard that support IDE hard drive?

    my system broken down and my hard drive still works and have data i want to keep and use. i want to buy a new motherboard to use the hard drive but most modern hard drive is SATA.

    i went to ewiz and newegg and navigate hard drives.... it only says SATA and ATA. can someone link me a motherboard that support IDE hard drive in either ewiz or newegg?


    look for motherboard
    - amd cpu
    - IDE hard drive
     
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    corkyg Elite Member<br>Super Moderator <br>Peripherals
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    You could use any motherboard and inerts controller card for PATA drives. Take the opportunity to de-legacy yourself. You can have both.

    If you must have on board PATA, check out the Asus P5LD2 mobo on E-Bay.

    You can also put your PATA drive in an external case and access it from any computer.
     
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  3. NiceCold

    NiceCold Senior member

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    is PATA same thing as IDE? i really dont know about this stuff. the plug that plugs in the hard drive has 4 holes. the psu wire has 4 holes thats plug into the hard drive.
     
  4. SViscusi

    SViscusi Golden Member

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    Yes

    There are two wire that need to plug into a hard drive. The data wire, which in the case of PATA hard drives is an 80 wire ribbon cable

    [​IMG]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:ATA_cables.jpg

    And a power cable which with PATA is a 4 pin molex connector.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Molex_female_connector.jpg
    [​IMG]
     
  5. Zap

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    I just took a quick peek and at least 3 out of 4 had an IDE port out of the dozen I looked at. You are unable to sort or search for them. You have to look at the pictures.

    If you want a more specific recommendation, we need more information. Which CPU do you have? Some boards can't take the higher wattage chips. Do you need ATX or micro ATX? Do you run dual graphics cards? Is your RAM DDR3 or DDR2?
     
  6. NiceCold

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    well the hdd was in a Emachines T6212 system. may you please link me to the cheapest rpice that is compatible with all the components thats in the T6212? and this t6212 seems dead thats why i need a new motherboard to get the hard drive that was in it to work. ima get new case too.


    the T6212 upgraded current spec is
    - athlon64 3200+
    - 2.5gb ram
    - x850xt pci express
    - win xp


    i want to see the cheapest price in retail site like newegg, ewiz and tiger direct i dont want to buy at ebay.
     
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    i've got a couple of old nforce motherboards with geforce 6100 i am pretty sure they have a sata port. let me know.
     
  8. Zap

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    Socket 939 with DDR. You won't find new boards for this CPU or RAM.
     
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  10. corkyg

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    IDE = Integrated Drive Electronics There are two kinds of IDE drives, Serial ATA (SATA) and Parallel ATA (PATA.) IDE applies equally to both types, common usage not withstanding.
     
  11. Old Hippie

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    Watch it.

    I got a warning for a statement like that.

    Seems like it was considered a proposition and there are