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February 19th, 2007, 21:39
I can think of two ways, neither of which is very practical. You could get a SATA enclosure with a USB connector, and use it as an external drive, or you could buy a PCI RAID controller card. The latter is more of a theoretical exercise since it'll certainly cost more than a new low-end motherboard and CPU, give you all kinds of configuration grief, and there's no point in using one with just a single drive anyway.
IOW, I say exchange it (or go the whole hog and upgrade your entire system).
If you want to exchange, you'll want an IDE/ATA/PATA drive — these are all synonyms. SATA and SATA 2 have the same connectors, and with current drive transfer rates, there's no practical advantage to SATA 2 (although it certainly has more room for growth — for example, with an all-Flash drive, the interface becomes the bottleneck).
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