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CabezaEnFuego

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I have a 250 gig sata drive and I got a 160 gig regular from a friend who was upgrading. How would I go about hooking it up as a secondary drive? I'm thinking backup for my important files and such. And I'm running XP home, sp2 if that means anything.
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If the other is IDE and you only have one IDE channel on your MOBO which is probably used by the CD/DVD, other than an external solution or not having a CD drive. I am not too sure.
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It's not hard to use a converter, just costs more money. Personally i would sell the IDE drive and buy the SATA drives that are on sale right now. Price just about equal's out the same.

http://www.ecrater.c....php?pid=523106

http://cgi.ebay.com/...1QQcmdZViewItem

http://www.extrememh...tosata-p1.shtml

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you can always hook up two devices to one IDE cable. Just have one as the master and one as the slave. In other words, hook up both your DVD and your HD to the same IDE cable. It won't run as fast, but it will still work. If you just using the drive as a backup for important files and won't be accessing it often, then it really should'nt be a problem.
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