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IDE/SATA Compatibility


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I have my own, home built PC with XP Pro. The motherboard is IDE and SATA compatible. I have my original 80Gb IDE HDD with Windows XP installed on it. I recently purchased a 320Gb SATA HDD to use as additional storage. I have two questions: One, can I use my existing OS installed HD as the master with the SATA being the slave. Two, if this is possible, would I require an adaptor? I have both of them connected, but my computer is only reading the SATA drive. I can only conclude that this has to do with one of the two things I have just asked. Any help is appreciated. :)
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1) Yes it'll be fine.
2) No you don't need an adaptor.
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Ok, so my next question would be, how do I get my computer to recognize my IDE drive? Because as it stands now, it is not. I have the jumper set to "Master." Would this be incorrect??
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How many things are connected to the IDE cable? I would try using the CS, or Cable Select jumper setting. Then it doesn't matter how you have them connected.
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I actually don't have anything but the HD on the IDE cable. I will try using CS, but it's not looking good so far. :)
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Ok if the IDE was set to master originally what other drive was connected tot he drive originally?
What is the manufacturer of the IDE drive?
Western Digital
Seagate
Maxtor
Fujitsu
Hitachi
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I never had anything but the HD connected with that particular IDE cable and it was set to CS before I bought the new HD. Both of my HD are Western Digital.
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OK then if everything is set as it originally was then you should have no problems.
IDE and SATA cannot be made Master and Slave
They are different connections and SATA needs no settings like that to work.
If the system doesn't boot correctly then make sure to go into the bios and set the IDE drive as the boot drive.
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Top is IDE and bottom picture is SATA connection.

[attachment=37646:sata_ide_lg.jpg]
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If the system doesn't boot correctly then make sure to go into the bios and set the IDE drive as the boot drive.


That's my issue...my computer isn't even reading the IDE drive. It's only reading the SATA. I do currently have the IDE set to master and I suppose I can switch that to see if it changes. I will try that and repost if anything changes or not. :)
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Can I ask who the manufacturer of the IDE drive is?
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