ide + sata drives?

  daft1druid 19:20 01 Jul 2010
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This may seem a silly question, but can anyone tell me if I can add sata hard drives to a system running 2 ide drives, and keep all the information? I am running XP Pro with sp3 on an Asus A7N8X-E motherboard

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:45 01 Jul 2010

Yes

just plug the new drive into the sata 1 or sata 2 port.

If it wont boot you may need to change the first boot device from sata to IDE in the BIOS.

  gordon2210 14:31 02 Jul 2010

if the ide motherboard has sata ports simply plug in the new sata hds load up windows then format the sata drive in system tools or device manager.all should run well

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