I am new to the inside of machines, so please forgive me for asking what is probably a simple question – I just can’t find a conclusive answer anywhere!
I want to add a big SATA drive to my setup which includes two DVD writers connected by IDE and two hard drives – one which is split into two partitions C: and E:
As I have no IDE connections left and have SATA ones, and as SATA is faster I would like to add a SATA drive for storage. However, if I do, I am under the impression that this will become my main drive, and it will be expected Windows will run off this drive. Is that the case?
Also, is it even possible to mix SATA and IDE drives in your machine? Can you only have one type in use in your machine?
Thanks (hopefully!) in advance.