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Can an IDE hdd be replaced with a SATA hdd (both internal)? Answered

I have a pentium 4 pc whose hdd recently crashed, this had this 40GB IDE hard disk, now a days u IDE's arent available in market so i was thinking is it possible to connect an internal SATA hardisk to the same port where the IDE was connected? i  mean will it work fine without any problems?
Or any other solution to my problem?


It won't plug straight in, but you can get an adapter to plug a new SATA drive into the IDE socket or one of the PCI slots. Alternatively, there are a couple of sellers on ebay stocking refurbished IDE drives for under £20


6 years ago

Several ways to do it. Just pick the one you can afford and gives the best results.





Dude i live in India. Thanks for the help btw!

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yeah i found it on ebay.in thanks guys :)

Hey these are some images. Can you let me know whether my pc has a SATA port or no?

If you can give me the model number and manufacturer of your motherboard I will try to find out if it has any sata ports.