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Noob needing advice

First off, I'm brand new to building/modifying. I took a hard drive out of an old junk pc and was wanting to install it onto my own for extra storage. Problem is I cant find a place on my mobo for the 40 pin ribbon, and the only tutorial vids I could find on the net are for SATA connections. I've included a pic with all of the connections on the HDD. It's a wd400 enhanced IDE. Is there a way I could possibly rig this up? Or is this hard drive too outdated for a modern pc?


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You can buy IDE to SATA adapters but unless you need to save some data from that drive you really shouldn't be using it.

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i use arch btw

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If it's that old it is probably pretty unreliable and quite slow. I wouldn't store anything important on it, and even replaceable data like game files would take a long time to load.

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