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I have a SATA hard drive and I want to put an extra IDE hard drive.

By carlotinsay ·
Im using Windows XP. I have a SATA hard drive on my computer right now, and i have an extra IDE hard drive. Is it possible to install the IDE hard drive so i can have two existing hard drives?

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Yes

by CaptBilly1Eye In reply to I have a SATA hard drive ...

It is a common configuration to have SATA drives set up in a RAID configuration like RAID 0 and then have an IDE HDD for backups.

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Thanks Capt. billy. Ill try it out

by carlotinsay In reply to Yes
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If

by Jacky Howe In reply to I have a SATA hard drive ...

you have a burner set as Master just make the IDE Drive a slave by settting the appropriate jumper.

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Another Thanks for True Blue

by carlotinsay In reply to If

True Blue is really True. Ill try it out Rob. Will update on how it goes

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Word of caution

Sometimes older motherboards prefer to boot from IDE over SATA, so be sure your boot order is set correctly (make sure it is set to boot from the SATA hard drive instead of the IDE) in the BIOS.

Simple thing, but it can trip you up if you've never ran into that.

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Thanks for the bios headsup chris

by carlotinsay In reply to Word of caution
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