I have a laptop.
I have a PATA primary drive that currently houses c:\windows, program files, etc.
I replaced my optical drive with a SATA hard drive (using an adapter similar to this
Can I boot from this (currently secondary) SATA drive? Is it as simple as cloning my current boot drive to the secondary adapter one?
(Does BIOS still recognize that drive bay as an optical device, for the purposes of boot order?)
Finally, can I expect a speed penalty? The current drive is a 7200 rpm pata, the replacement would be a 7200 rpm sata, but connected via er, ATAPI?