Is an IDE and Sata Hard drive Compatible in same system? I'm in the midst of buildinga new system. My Master HD is a Western Digital Caviar black Sata 640 gb. My Slave HD is a Western Digital using an IDE channel. 80 gb. So first thing I'm interested in knowing is: Will a Sata Drive and IDE drive be compatible in the new system? ie: IDE and Sata working in the same system environment? Second question would be: what is the point of putting the OS pagefile on the slave HD? Third question is: which I read from Kimsland that creating partitions are not something that will improve the performance assuming this would hold true for a 640 Gb hd. That was my original concern as I have never used this size of HD in the past. Long question longer, what is the advantages and disadvantages of partitioning a large HD?