How do I add IDE hard drives on the Dell 8400 with SATA
Posted on 2004-11-04
Just got a brand new Dell Dimension 8400. Lots of fun. But it comes with a SATA harddrive and only one IDE interface, for the DVD and CD/RW drives. I don't know why they did this, other than trying to force people into buying new SATA drives, which I assume are more expensive than IDE drives. Now that IDE hard drives are so cheap, I'd like to know if there's any way around this. Is there a SATA to IDE connector or some interface I could attach to be able to attach one or two IDE drives?