Is PATA the same as ATA?

  cbradley857 20:52 10 Jan 2009

I want to move a HDD from a Targa AV2600+ to Emachines 270 - will there be compatibility problems?

The details for the computers can be found at:

The Emachines Motherboard:

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The Targa:
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  MAJ 20:56 10 Jan 2009

Same thing, there shouldn't be any problems,so long as you don't try to boot from the transplanted hard drive without first installing an operating system.

  cbradley857 21:02 10 Jan 2009

Yah its got vista and xp on it - its from another computer i have, which broke

  MAJ 21:07 10 Jan 2009

It's more than likely that those operating systems wont work on the new PC as they'll need to be installed from scratch on the new PC. You'll have to format the drive and reinstall the OS. A repair install might work but you still could have an unstable system.

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