adding second hard drive

  steviekm 08:30 28 Oct 2009
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hi, is it possible to run an ide internal hard drive alongside a sata unit? h/d 1 still works fine and contains operating system(vista home premium) on ide,but my 2nd drive (pictures etc) has just died. I have a spare sata h/d already sat gathering dust and am a bit loath to shell out for another ide drive if I can do so.
thanks.

  Technotiger 08:40 28 Oct 2009

Yes, SATA will run happily alongside IDE, assuming of course that your mobo has SATA connection points - although even if it didn't, it is possible to get adapters IDE/SATA.

  steviekm 12:59 28 Oct 2009

thanks - sorry about delay in getting back to you, had to go out

  Technotiger 14:22 28 Oct 2009

Ok - no problem.

  steviekm 16:59 28 Oct 2009

have now done the install, its working fine;many thanks!!!

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