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How can I convert the hard drive from ATA IDE to SATA?

How can I convert the hard drive from ATA IDE to SATA?

Howdy everyone! I'm getting an Apple TV from eBay, and I'm a little bummed that it uses the old (40GB) ATA IDE hard drive interface, and I'd rather use a 120GB SATA that I have lying around not doing anything. I've looked for connectors or cables that would do the trick, but I don't think I've found one suitable. I located this: http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Addonics/... on OtherWorldComputing, but it seems that it needs to be plugged in to work! I just need something that I can conceal in the Apple TV that you would never know was inside.


Hi guys, sorry for the moment of stupidity but I seem to be having a bit of an issue. I bought the adapter posted by TommyJames337 above. I have the SATA HD. The problem I'm having though is that the IDE cable that comes with the Apple TV is 44-pinhole but with the 1 pinhole blocked. The adapter is a full 44-pin adapter. Ergo, 44 pins won't plug into a 43 hole IDE cable. The other end of the cable is a full 44-pinhole connector, but that plugs into the Logic Board. What the heck should I use for an IDE cable to connect the two?

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