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Put old IDE ATA 33 into new computer

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We have just bought a new P4 540 as a replacement for our old P2 300mhz.
The P2 is dead, unbootable. The files can be seen by a boot floppy disk.

Is it possible to plug in the old HD's into our new P4 computer?
They are IDE ATA 33....

What are my options?
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Yes, if you have open spots on your IDE cable you can simply plug it in and set the jumper accordingly. Also if you don't have room you can purchase a pci ide controller and use that.
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If you need the PCI Ide Controller card I recommend this:

http://www.promise.com/product/product_detail_eng.asp?productId=87&familyId=3

Otherwise you could even unplug your CD-ROM(s) and use that cable temporarily and hook your old HD's to it in order to copy your info over to the new PC
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Ty, glad to help. Thanks for the accept.
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