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SATA hdd addition to existing 2 hdd 2 dvd/dvdrw drive pc?

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can i add a SATA hdd on the motherboard?
i currently run a 120gb & 40gb ide & dvd rom & dvdrw drives on a Gigabyte SINXP1394 motherboard, but I want to add a SATA drive most likely as a new bootable OS drive and keep the other drives for the time being if possible.
is this possible? or do i need to lose an ide drive.
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yes u can combine IDE drives and sata drives.
Even if u used all your IDE buses/drives (total of 4), u can still add sata drives on the sata connectors on your motherboard and boot from them.
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Hopefully, your BIOS supports designating which drive (IDE or SATA) to boot from, or this will not work.
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If the SATA is integrated on the northbridge, then you should have absolutely no sweat. but installing Windows XP to a hard drive on a PCI interface can be a real pain.
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