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CONFUSION ABOUT HDD CABLES

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The confusion about the cables is the difference between serial ATA drive and IDE drive. I was sure my old drive had IDE. I'm new at this. What can I do now?

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Hi

 

If I understand correctly...

 

IDE is/was 40 pins (http://pinouts.ru/HD/AtaInternal_pinout.shtml)

 

SATA is 7

 

SATA pinout diagram

Pin Name Function

1GNDGround
2A+Transmit+
3A-Transmit-
4GNDGround
5B-Receive-
6B+Receive+
7GNDGround

 

So they are not interchangeable.

 

But adapters may be available.

 

https://www.staples.com/ide+to+sata+adapter/directory_ide+to+sata+adapter

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Prego.

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