[CentOS] SATA adapter recommendation

Mon Jul 27 18:25:03 UTC 2015
Bowie Bailey <Bowie_Bailey at BUC.com>

On 7/27/2015 12:29 PM, g wrote:
> On 07/27/15 10:06, Bowie Bailey wrote:
>> I have an old computer running CentOS 5.  I need to add an SATA drive to
>> it, but it doesn't have any ports, so I need an add-on card.  The board
>> only has a 32-bit PCI slot.  Any recommendations on cards/brands that
>> work well with CentOS?  I don't need any raid capabilities, I just need
>> a couple of SATA connections.
> .
> i hope certain others will excuse my reply to you OT post.
> instead of a pci slot board, i purchased a board that is an ide/pata to
> dual sata converter.
> card connects to ribbon cable dip connector on main board, giving 2 sata
> connections. works great.
> an inet search for 'ide/pata to sata converter' will give plenty of hits.
> card i purchased;
> http://www.startech.com/HDD/Adapters/IDE-to-SATA-Adapter-Converter~PATA2SATA2
> card is available thru many computer accessory suppliers which one will
> find with web search of "ide/pata to sata".

That's not a bad idea.  I'll have to take a look at the case and see if 
I have room for something like that.