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Older IDE Hard drive on newer Asus board

By manofmany
Nov 6, 2008
  1. I am getting ready to go pickup one of my old ribbon ide cables to connect it. As far as getting power to it from this new board, what do I need? Is this a current spare power hookup down there or do I need to bring something from my older PC?
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    This old IDE drive might greatly slow down your new system
     
  3. manofmany

    manofmany TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 28

    There are standard power connections so I got that figured out

    Which aspect of adding a secondary IDE hard drive (60gb western digital) slow my system down? I realize without looking at it that it wont be as fast as my 250gb 7200 seagate....
     
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Basically it might slow your boot up speed greatly... or maybe it won't. I just removed 2 old Western Digital 40GB IDE drives from a computer, and replaced them with a single new Seagate 320GB IDE drive. The boot up speed was greatly improved. Like from 5 minutes to 45 seconds
     
  5. rapzkilla

    rapzkilla TS Rookie Posts: 53

  6. manofmany

    manofmany TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 28

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