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finding SATA/PATA in computer

how can we check if SATA or PATA is used in the motherboard, without opening the box? any in-built tool will tell this to us?

also what speed? (3/6GB etc)

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Hi,

Another good way is to enter the BIOS at start-up and look for IDE and SATA under options such as Chipset.

Yopu may find that when the computer starts up (Power on Self Test or POST), you will see it (or perhaps have the option of displaying POST messages) - this may display the different types of Hard disk interface and the devices attached.

You may see the make and model of the motherboard displayed - going to the manufacturer's website will provide you with a specification from which you can determine the answer.

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Hi,

The query was whether PATA or SATA was used on the motherboard, not the drives? Presumably they want to add a drive and need to know what type is supported?

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thanks for your helpful guidance.