Hard drive IDE to SATA

Hi,

I have a load of information on a disk drive that was for my old machine where the motherboard was IDE. Since I got a new machine it only supports SATA.

What is the best way I can connect an IDE drive to SATA?

Or would it be a better option to just buy an external drive?

Thanks for the advice.
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Eternal_StudentAsked:
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JohnGrunwellConnect With a Mentor Commented:
IDE external hard drive enclosure is the cheapest way. connects w/usb
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johnb6767Connect With a Mentor Commented:
Vantec 2.5"/3.5"/5.25" SATA/IDE to USB 2.0 Adapter
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812232002

Something like this is a very inexpensive way to do this..... Depends on whether or not you want this as a temp solution to move the data to the faster SATA drive, or leave long term as an external HDD.....
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Aaron TomoskyConnect With a Mentor SD-WAN SimplifiedCommented:
Inland makes a sata -> USB thing for $12. Microcenter stocks em.
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ericovaCommented:
Hi Eternal,
of course you can use IDE/SATA converter with the cable, you musnt buy drive enclouser but just use this cable converter IDE/SATA and connect with your USB slot. This cable converter is came with the AC adaptor. its very usefull becaue can combine with DVD Drive PATA/SATA to connect with your computer
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DavidConnect With a Mentor PresidentCommented:
It will cost about the same amount of money to just buy a IDE controller for your computer, then you can mount internally.  Plus it will be at least 500% faster.
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SysExpertCommented:
There are also IDE/SATA converters that cost < $10 that do not require USB, and that may be the cheapest and fastest solution of all

I hope this helps !

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Eternal_StudentAuthor Commented:
Are there any here that you would recommend?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p5197.m570.l1313&_nkw=SATA%2FIDE+to+USB+2.0+Adapter&_sacat=See-All-Categories

I'm thinking I might just transfer everything over to the new disk - the other disk is a bit old and slow now.
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