Hi, I've got a new machine put together with a mobo that supports both SATA and IDE.
At the moment I have used up both IDE channels with two hard disks and two optical drives.
In my greed for more storage, I was thinking of adding a SATA disk - is it simply a case of plugging it in with its cable and power supply and booting up? Then into diskmanagement for partition / format as normal.
In effect, what I am wondering is whether or not SATA drives require any special drivers / procedure. I will not be installing an OS onto it - simply using it for storage space.