Puppy Linux Discussion Forum Forum Index Puppy Linux Discussion Forum
Puppy HOME page : puppylinux.com
"THE" alternative forum : puppylinux.info
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

The time now is Wed 06 May 2015, 13:31
All times are UTC - 4
 Forum index » Advanced Topics » Hardware
Replacing Parallel ATA devices with SATA
Moderators: Flash, Ian, JohnMurga
Post_new_topic   Reply_to_topic View_previous_topic :: View_next_topic
Page 1 of 1 Posts_count  
Author Message

Joined: 23 Oct 2007
Posts: 1356

PostPosted: Mon 04 Feb 2013, 11:55    Post_subject:  Replacing Parallel ATA devices with SATA
Sub_title: a bridge board makes a cheap alternative to exact replacement

Recently I began to run out of working DVD burners with a parallel ATA (PATA) interface to replace those that failed in older machines. In the past it has been easy to find working drives in machines scrapped for other reasons. Current prices for better drives with SATA interfaces are under $20 (US). I was shocked at some of the prices quoted for new replacement PATA drives.

Here's a solution I found from Kingwin for about $10. This will work for either CD/DVD drives or hard disks, just don't expect to gain any ability to address devices which you did not have originally. (Hint: you won't find any 3 TB PATA drives.) If you have space to fit the bridge board behind the drive you can keep that older machine running a while longer without paying extortionate prices.
Back to top
View user's profile Send_private_message 

Joined: 04 Jan 2009
Posts: 5208
Location: Gatineau (Qc), Canada

PostPosted: Mon 04 Feb 2013, 14:28    Post_subject:  

Thanks for the tip!


"Logical entities must not be multiplied needlessly." / "Il ne faut pas multiplier les êtres logiques inutilement." (Ockham)
Back to top
View user's profile Send_private_message Visit_website 
Display_posts:   Sort by:   
Page 1 of 1 Posts_count  
Post_new_topic   Reply_to_topic View_previous_topic :: View_next_topic
 Forum index » Advanced Topics » Hardware
Jump to:  

You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum

Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group
[ Time: 0.0421s ][ Queries: 12 (0.0082s) ][ GZIP on ]