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By cruffin ·
Can an older ATA hard drive be added to a new SATAconfiguration?

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to ATA WITH SATA

Yes there should be no problems installing an IDE Drive into an existing SATA setup.

But here it depends on the M'Board if there is only 1 IDE channel which is now the norm then you'll have to make sure that it is jumpered correctly so it's not clashing with your optical Drive CD or DVD Drive. Other than that it should just be a bolt in plug in and go.


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by shuja52 In reply to ATA WITH SATA

What capacity PATA HDD you are willing to attached with **5/945 or 865 borad, HDD less than 20 GB may not be detected by these boards, secondly, PATA HDD on sinle IDE attached with writer is not recommandable. HDD generally shortlived when attached with a single cable.

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by Deadly Ernest In reply to ATA WITH SATA

yes I have a system that has two sata and two ide channels, it has two 200 GB sata HDDs in it, one DVD burner and three IDE HDDS in it as I copy data from the older drives to the new drives. The old HDDs are 80 GB, 60 GB, and 13 GB - all work OK.

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SATA drive with XP and IDE data drive

by JeffG_z In reply to

Hi, I have my OS on a SATA drive and I have added an IDE drive. Problem is, I can see it in the BIOS, but XP cannot see it. Is this a BIOS problem or an XP problem? Been furstrating me for a few nights now.

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I am also having this problem

by lucky.yellow In reply to SATA drive with XP and ID ...

I connect a PATA drive with my optical drive with the same cable. the OS is Vista home, located on the primary SATA drive. I can see the PATA drive in BIOS. I can also see it in the device manager in Vista, but the drive seems not come online correctly. Does anybody know the fix? Thanks

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by JeffG_z In reply to I am also having this pro ...

Mine IDE drive was a Seagate, found a tool on Seagate website called diskwizard. Works like a dream, found IDE and I could even clone SATA onto it. Not sure if it works on other IDE devices.


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