Can I run an IDE drive if I switch to an SATA controller?

by on January 2, 2011

Q: I currently have a maxtor 2b020h1 20GB IDE drive. It’s getting close to being filled up. My motherboard is an Intel D845PT.Here is the PDF on it.

http://premioinc.com/pc/manuals/mb/845BG/845bg.pdf

I want to upgrade to a sata 3.0 .If I can run a sata. Can I still run the old HD with it? I got the storage room for a 2nd hd but don’t know how they would act being 2 different types running together.

Found a card adapter for $9 and comes with a sata cable.

Will it work right?
how do I hook it up?
Do I just plug the sata cable to one on the card,then other end to sata cable to hdd & plug a p4power plug to the hd?
I just want to make sure everything is the right size,have all the hookups,& hooked up correctly.From how I am looking at it,I can run both hdds.Correct me if I’m wrong.

This is the HDD I’m getting.
$60:Seagate 7200.12 ST3750528AS Barracuda Hard Drive – 750GB, 7200rpm, 32MB, Serial ATA-300


One Response to “Can I run an IDE drive if I switch to an SATA controller?”
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    Yes it can work if you buy a converter. You can try googling sata to ide.

    I found several in ebay for around $10-20.

    It should all be just plug and play.