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SATA & EIDE Co-exist?

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I have a new MOBO. It has SATA (2) and EIDE (2). If I wanted to install a 200G SATA and then temporily install several older IDE drives in order to copy data to the new drive, can I?
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If the Operating sytem is only on the SATA drive you should have no problems booting from the SATA...

If there is a OS on one of the IDE drive(s) it will mostlikely try to boot from it..

What are the system specs?
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You can solve that problem by setting the boot priorities to always boot from the sata drive first, in bios.
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