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SATA and EIDE hard drives on same motherboard ???

by chefbob2 / November 1, 2009 3:51 AM PST

I am upgrading my computer (first build Athelon socket 939) in preparation to istall W7. I would like to make my current boot drive (EIDE) a slave to a new clean HD (SATA).
The are plugs for both. Will the updated computer (intel i5, asus P7P55D Evo, 4gigs DDR3 1600) recognize the SATA as "C" and the EIDE as slave. Do I just set the EIDE HD jumpers to slave or cable select? Set the boot sequence in the BIOS? Any other hoops may I have to jump thru? Gracias

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I'm going with no.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 1, 2009 4:45 AM PST

The machines I've seen allow you to set the IDE as boot but the slave would be the second IDE drive. There are some machines where the SATA drive would land on the virtual or emulated second IDE channel but that is not what you asked for.

Why not try the various setups?

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How about
by deniceels / November 3, 2009 8:08 PM PST

diconnecting the EIDE cable from the IDE harddisk, install Win7, set the jumper on the IDE harddisk to slave (not cable select), update your bio's boot sequence to runoff the SATA harddisk as first boot followed by an optical drive then the EIDE harddisk.

SATA harddisk in bios may need to be set to emulate IDE before installation (sorry as the last system I installed was SATA with Win XP which I had to do that, thus may differ with your system with Win7).

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