On 05/19/2012 07:23 AM, email@example.com
> In article<firstname.lastname@example.org>, Bobbie Sellers<email@example.com> wrote:
>> On 05/18/2012 12:28 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>>> I've been using IDE hard-disks since the 90s.
>>> Now this netbook shows /dev/sda1,2,3,4.
>>> I've read that these new-ones are better& cheaper.
>>> But the value in not in the hardware. it's in the contents,
>>> and we must keep our valuable data - with continuity.
>>> So can you have a BIG new-disk and say-2 IDEs on the
>>> same old/2005 PC?
>>> == TIA
>> What hardware might you have already?
>> Same/old 2005 PC defines no important parameters
>> of the machine aside from age.
> All the PCs that I have access to [except a netbook, which I don't
> intend to open up] have 2 40-pin sockets for master/slave IDE
> drive cables.
> Can such MOBOs accomodate the new type; perhaps with a
> <plug in>?
> I can't believe that when the new drives came out, users had
> to just discard their existing PCs.
Does it have an open card slot?
If so you might be able to get a card to use
whatever new drive you are talking about. All the
acronyms are confusing, I agree.
As for discarding old pcs it is far better to
recycle them and I have been through a new notebook, a
old Dell tower, and have loaned out my old Inspiron
4000 while I work from my 3 year old Compaq Presario
CQ60-215DX notebook. All the bits went where I judged
they could do the most good aside from the hard drives.
Now above is the sort of identifying information
that might let people help you if possible.
Heck! Just enter the sort of information I have
supplied but from your machine into Google and you might
begin to learn about it. Look for manuals and