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Posted on 2005-02-24
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Can a SATA and PATA Hard drive run at the time in a system? How do you set the PATA/IDE drive as master,slave or cable select?

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Lee W, MVP earned 80 total points
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SATA and PATA are two different controllers - Set the drives as if the others didn't exist.
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Both can run at the same time. For Sata your OS normally needs a special driver.

For Pata:
Master -> first pata drive on an IDE channel
Slave -> 2nd pata drive on an IDE Channel
SingleDrive -> Only one drive on an IDE Channel, this is also master (some disks have thise setting, others don't)
CS -> You have a special IDE cable which does the master / slave coding internally.

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