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« on: January 21, 2009, 07:42:55 PM »

I'm trying to do some partition/boot sector recovery on a neighbor's SATA hard drive. My PC is older and is IDE only, but I have a PCI-to-SATA adapter which loads some kind of software during POST, kind of like a RAID adapter does. Is it okay to do the recovery through this adapter, or should I only use a SATA-based PC? I have to borrow someone's PC, if using the adapter reduces the likelihood of a successful repair.


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« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2009, 09:08:17 AM »


Quickest way to find out is by trying. However, if the SATA drive really relies on some software then I doubt it wil work. Are you talking Windows or DOS software? And, is this software required, or does it just offer management utilities etc.? Can it be used without the software being installed?

Otherwise use a SATA to IDE converter. Around $20 I think.

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