corjello Posted February 1, 2008 Share Posted February 1, 2008 Back from the grave for some hardware help On my current dimension 8400, i have SATA cables for hard drives. I have an old ATA/IDE hard drive that I want to hook up. I bought a converter to go from ata to sata but i ran into a problem. when i plug the converter in, i have three ports available. One is the new SATA ribbon plug in, which I hooked up, but the other two are the new SATA power source and the old ATA power source (the converter doesn't cover this or plug into it). Do i need to plug in the converter's power AND the ATA HDD's power or just one, and if just one, which one? Thanks for the help. So, basically two or one? and which one? )corjello( Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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