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Windows 7: IDE to SATA Converter

13 Sep 2011   #11

Windows 7 Professional x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bishop101 View Post
Unfortunately I don't have an external case for the HD so I can't use a PCIe card.
I'm not sure what you mean by this, as an PCIe SATA card would add more internal SATA ports to your computer.
Oh okay, I thought that I had to get an external case because I saw pics where the SATA ports were on the back of the PC in the expansion slots. Mixed it up with eSATA.

So would a PCIe card work better than a converter? Would it be equal to an original SATA port on my MOBO?

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13 Sep 2011   #12

Windows 10 Education 64 bit

Yes a PCIe SATA card will work better than an adapter. The PCIe bus has lots of bandwidth so the card should be fast as the motherboard SATA ports. Just make sure you get at least a "SATA II" or better card.
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13 Sep 2011   #13

Windows 7 Professional x64

Thanks for the info.
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