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Ok, making the jump to SATA. . .

by Coryphaeus / January 27, 2008 12:51 AM PST

For forever my HDs have been the old standard IDE. I just found a great buy on a Seagate Baracuda PMR 400 Gig HD for 89 bucks, but it is SATA. My motherboard supports SATA and has the connectors. Can I use this new SATA drive with my other two existing Master and slave IDE drives? I hope so 'cause I just bought it.

Wayne

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with drivers it'll work
by ramarc / January 27, 2008 1:10 AM PST

download sata drivers for your pc from the motherboard or pc manufacturer's web site.

you may have to enable the sata controller in your bios and make sure your boot order puts the ide drives before the sata drive.

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Have the drivers already installed. . .
by Coryphaeus / January 27, 2008 1:38 AM PST

Everything for the motherboard, Abit KV7. Good thought on boot order, will probably save me a few reboots when I get the drive.

Thanks.

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