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devizer
05-12-2008, 05:01 PM
My mainboard is a MS-6570 atx. it has ide1 and ide2 Connectors.does not have serial ata connectors. Its a desktop Samurai from Dick Smith about 4 years old.
What type of 500gb hard drive can I install?
So many [apparently] different types to choose from!
Your advice would be appreciated.

Speedy Gonzales
05-12-2008, 05:04 PM
Seagate will probably be better and last longer than most

Hopefully the system knows what a 500gb hdd is

GameJunkie
05-12-2008, 05:06 PM
go to elive in my sig, then hard drives, then standard(IDE ATA), theres a whole heap of IDE drives on offer.

you may have to update you mobo's bios otherwise it wont recognise such a huge drive.

cheers

wratterus
05-12-2008, 05:06 PM
Any IDE hard drive will be fine. Seagate is generally the recommended brand, with a 5 year warranty, the highest production rates and lowest failure rates of any hard drive manufacturer. :thumbs:

Your motherbord shouldn't have any issues seeing that size HDD, it's not too ancient.

http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/components/componentview.asp?partid=3807

Bantu
05-12-2008, 05:31 PM
You can probably add a card and put in a Sata Hard Drive (Seagate of course).

You can get PCI and PCi-E cards depending on your motherboard's slots.
You can get cards with 1,2,4 Sata or more or a combination of IDE/Sata.
At least you will be able to use the Sata HDD's on your next PC if it is not too many years away.

Misty
05-12-2008, 05:50 PM
go to elive in my sig,
Have had good dealings with Elive, they are just up the road from me. Long way from Porirua !
Misty ;)

GameJunkie
05-12-2008, 05:57 PM
that is true misty but they got a lot good stuff and postage to my place is like $7 , so not too bad :D

gary67
05-12-2008, 08:45 PM
Or try ascent they do post free and I get great service from them

pcuser42
05-12-2008, 09:32 PM
You can get PCI and PCi-E cards depending on your motherboard's slots.

I doubt a four-year-old PC would have PCI-e. :)

utopian201
06-12-2008, 03:23 PM
You can probably add a card and put in a Sata Hard Drive (Seagate of course).

You can get PCI and PCi-E cards depending on your motherboard's slots.
You can get cards with 1,2,4 Sata or more or a combination of IDE/Sata.
At least you will be able to use the Sata HDD's on your next PC if it is not too many years away.

If you do this, you might also need sata power adapters, as your PSU probably only has hdd power connectors for ide drives.