Solved

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

Posted on 2004-04-10
5
337 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-03
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.
0
Comment
Question by:boonin59
5 Comments
 
LVL 4

Accepted Solution

by:
zinno earned 75 total points
ID: 10797128
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.
0
 
LVL 69

Assisted Solution

by:Callandor
Callandor earned 75 total points
ID: 10805296
Hopefully, your BIOS supports designating which drive (IDE or SATA) to boot from, or this will not work.
0
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:Timotheus1
ID: 10828449
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.
0

Featured Post

NAS Cloud Backup Strategies

This article explains backup scenarios when using network storage. We review the so-called “3-2-1 strategy” and summarize the methods you can use to send NAS data to the cloud

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Problem description :  Some external hard disks / USB flash drives do not show actual space as mentioned in the factory settings. This is a common problem when you use an 8 GB USB drive to make it bootable to install a firmware/ driver on a serv…
This article aims to explain the working of CircularLogArchiver. This tool was designed to solve the buildup of log file in cases where systems do not support circular logging or where circular logging is not enabled
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of installing the necessary services and then configuring a Windows Server 2012 system as an iSCSI target. To install the necessary roles, go to Server Manager, and select Add Roles and Featu…
This Micro Tutorial will teach you how to reformat your flash drive. Sometimes your flash drive may have issues carrying files so this will completely restore it to manufacturing settings. Make sure to backup all files before reformatting. This w…

803 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question