can I use my old Parallel ATA HDD on a new MoBo with an SATA drive controller?
Posted on 2004-10-08
I'm thinking of upgrading my motherboard and processor, but I'm unsure about the new SATA IDE controllers.
I have several hard drives of the old ATA type. If I buy a motherboard that has an SATA IDE controller, will I be able to use theATA hard drives I currently own? The MoBo I speak of would be something similar to the Asus A7N8X-X. This board has 1 SATA IDE controller and 1 ATA IDE controller (for the CD drives).
If the answer is NO, where can I get a new 32bit AMD Athlon XP compatible MoBo with 2 ATA IDE controllers because I don't want to buy new hard drives.