Mixing Hard Drive Types

  Spiderbrow 22:52 26 Feb 2005

I'm new to SATA.

I have an Asus K8V SE Deluxe motherboard and I currently have two IDE drives installed. I would like to replace one of them with a drive that happens to only be available in SATA format(WD Raptor). Can I keep one IDE drive installed on the IDE cable, and simply install the SATA drive with an SATA cable? (I'm not looking to use RAID)


  LastChip 23:00 26 Feb 2005

Unless your motherboard manual says otherwise.

  goonerbill © ® 23:44 26 Feb 2005

if your case is big enough to hold 3 hard drives, why remove one from the IDE cable.

also read ya manual on how to install the SATA drivers as a few people have problems installing them correctly.

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