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        Q: Connect sata drive to ide motherboard?
A: Most motherboards will come with a singular IDE port only in case it utilized , for the IDE optical driving ; however , if your motherboard does not have one of these or that you 're using an IDE optical driving for it ; you are able use a longer IDE cable which is color coded to discouragemine which the first is master and another as slave and also override the configuration on the IDE optical driving and IDE hard driving to be established slave and master . This is one option if you do have one single IDE port .   But as you have stated , that you have n't got one ; well you 're going to have try one of the next one :   ( 1 ) Buy an IDE PCI card to allow you add IDE driving to your system ;  ( 2 ) Or ; buy an external IDE caddy to allow you to connect the IDE driving to it and run it like an external driving via USB  ( 3 ) Buy an IDE to SATA converter adaptor and see if you are able to run it that way internally . 

Q: If a motherboard has an IDE header does it mean i can put a IDE hard drive on it?
A: Most motherboards will come with a singular IDE port only in case it utilized , for the IDE optical driving ; however , if your motherboard does not have one of these or that you 're using an IDE optical driving for it ; you are able use a longer IDE cable which is color coded to discouragemine which the first is master and another as slave and also override the configuration on the IDE optical driving and IDE hard driving to be established slave and master . This is one option if you do have one single IDE port .   But as you have stated , that you have n't got one ; well you 're going to have try one of the next one :   ( 1 ) Buy an IDE PCI card to allow you add IDE driving to your system ;  ( 2 ) Or ; buy an external IDE caddy to allow you to connect the IDE driving to it and run it like an external driving via USB  ( 3 ) Buy an IDE to SATA converter adaptor and see if you are able to run it that way internally . 

Q: Can you replace an IDE port on a computer motherboard?
A: Most motherboards will come with a singular IDE port only in case it utilized , for the IDE optical driving ; however , if your motherboard does not have one of these or that you 're using an IDE optical driving for it ; you are able use a longer IDE cable which is color coded to discouragemine which the first is master and another as slave and also override the configuration on the IDE optical driving and IDE hard driving to be established slave and master . This is one option if you do have one single IDE port .   But as you have stated , that you have n't got one ; well you 're going to have try one of the next one :   ( 1 ) Buy an IDE PCI card to allow you add IDE driving to your system ;  ( 2 ) Or ; buy an external IDE caddy to allow you to connect the IDE driving to it and run it like an external driving via USB  ( 3 ) Buy an IDE to SATA converter adaptor and see if you are able to run it that way internally .