I currently have an EIDE hard drive installed with XP on it. I just bought an an xtra hd for more storage and was told I could get a serial Ata. I didnt realize there were differences and now I noticed when going to install it the xtra connector off the ide ribbon wont work with the new hd. Is there a connector or something to make it work or do i have to exchange the hd?


I'm pretty sure you have to trade it in for an IDE hard drive.

There are adaptors available, but if you can exchange the drive for an ordinary PATA with no penalty then just do that.

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