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Adding ide hard drive to a sata setup?

By vinny993
Aug 3, 2006
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  1. Hi, I was wondering if anyone could help me , I bought my friend an ide hd but he already got one so now i want to put it into my machine but i have a sata drive and i've heard that there can be problems when mixing the two, can anyone advise me on how to do this??

    My specs are:
    AMD 3000+
    EPoX K8M 800 DDR:8HMMI-A series motherboard
    Phonix 6.0 PG bios
    Windows xp pro
    Samsung SP250 sata hd
  2. Chris 96 WS6

    Chris 96 WS6 TS Rookie Posts: 42

    I have both, its not a problem as long as you set CMOS to boot to the right one, etc.

    I've had zero issues with mine.
  3. rmdl51

    rmdl51 TS Maniac Posts: 368

    Hello! same for me, I've connected 2 IDE and 2 SATA on the same computer with no problems at all, but like Chris said make sure you select the appropiate setting on the BIOS, Good Luck!
  4. vinny993

    vinny993 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanks for that, i just have it plugged in but it's not been recognised, i'm not to hot with the BIOS settings,any ideas??
  5. vinny993

    vinny993 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    hi again, it's now been detected in the bios and i got the new hardware detected pop up on the desktop but I cant see it in my computer!, is there something I need to do?????
    COULD SOMEONE HELP?
  6. vinny993

    vinny993 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    its also detected in the device manager with no errors
  7. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,435   +218

    You still have to format the brand new drive.
  8. vinny993

    vinny993 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    can i do this from inside windows or do i have to use the xp cd? thanks by the way
  9. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,435   +218

    You can do this from inside Windows without the CD since this is an additional drive. Right click on My Computer, select Manage. Open Computer Management and select Disk Management.
  10. kirock

    kirock TS Rookie Posts: 1,598

    Don't forget to use NTFS not FAT32.
  11. rmdl51

    rmdl51 TS Maniac Posts: 368

     
  12. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,582

    can use any disk manager soft
    can go to (right click)my computer,manage,disk manage
    format
    I use acronis or paragon I started with these awhile back and found no need to move
    I have not used WD's stuff I use for basic seagate disc wizard
    it will also do all other hdd's
  13. vinny993

    vinny993 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for all your help guys, it's running fine. Cheers
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