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Can SATA drives and PATA (ide) hard drives work in same comp

I have an ASUS P5VD1-X motherboard Rev 1.xx
Bus Clock: 200 megahertz
BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. 080012 12/06/2005
I would like to add another hard drive or two. I already have 2 hard drives, a dvd burner, and a cd burner installed, thus using up all the ide channels on the board. I don't want to buy a PCI slot ide controller in order to add more drives unless I have to. So I am wondering if I can make use of the SATA controllers on the board at the same time as the ide primary and secondary channels.

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In reply to: Can SATA drives and PATA (ide) hard drives work in same comp

Not a problem. SATA doesn't get BIOS from CMOS so you might have to load a driver though. Do you have a sufficient power supply?

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I have a 430W PSU, Nvidia 6200 AGP graphics card, which doesn't require a separate power cord from the psu, DVD burner, CD burner, soundblaster live sound card, 80 gb maxtor HD and a 20 gb maxtor HD installed. I would think the PSU could handle another drive but I don't know anything about the power requirements of a SATA drive verses an ide drive.

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