sata drive

  highbhoy 19:40 13 Nov 2007
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can i add an sata hd drive to a motherboard already running standard ide drive

  DrScott 19:43 13 Nov 2007

it helps if the mobo has a SATA slot. If not you need a SATA to IDE converter.

  highbhoy 19:46 13 Nov 2007

according to the mobo spek has sata slots and power connectors. was unsure if both could be used simultaneously.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:49 13 Nov 2007

Yes no problem, just becareful abot selecting the boot devices so that it boots into windows on the correct drive,

Sata 1 slot is the primary drive where you need windows if you want windows on a sata drive.

  highbhoy 19:50 13 Nov 2007

do i need to boost the power supply unit. have just adde new graphics card but machine only has 300w supply

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