Can I use an SATA hard drive in a computer that does not seem to support SATA hard drives?

by on March 11, 2009

Q: I recently received a hard drive for my computer that didn’t have the right plugs. I believe it has something to do with the fact that it is an SATA hard drive. It doesn’t have the right prongs to plug into my computer. I was wondering, is it safe to install on my computer, and if it is, how can I do it?


One Response to “Can I use an SATA hard drive in a computer that does not seem to support SATA hard drives?”
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    You will need an adapter for your motherboard. An example of what you need can be viewed at: http://www.cooldrives.com/sahadradtoid.html

    Does this help?