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ide and sata?

By topps999
May 25, 2007
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  1. will a sata and a ide hard drive work together?
  2. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 3,556

    Yes..................
  3. topps999

    topps999 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 184

    could you tell me then why my maxtor 320gb hdd wont go with my 'unknown hardrive, its 60gb and it doent display its name in device manager, its a ide, fully updated, fully working, but my sata (maxtor) 1 is not displayed in my computer but is displayed in device manager, i plugged everything in the write sockets/plugs and then updated the drivers (all up to date)
  4. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 3,556

    I cannot make heads or tails of what you are saying.

    Which drive works, which doesn't?

    Read your manual -
  5. topps999

    topps999 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 184

    ok, i have a unknown 60gb hardrive instaLLED ON MY COMPUTER ALREADY, And i want to add the new 320gb to form a 380, but i want to beable to access them seperately so my 320gb will be like disk (e:/) and my old 1, the unknown one will be c:/ (still), but when i install my new 1 and look in my computer i cannot find anything to do with it, i can only find what i used to find ( floppy, dvd drive and my old hdd) but when i access device manager, its in there and says its working fine, with all drivers fully up-to-date so i was wondering how come it isnt in my computer, and how can i get it there + fixed?
  6. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 3,556

    Left click Start, right click My Computer, left click Manage, left click Disk management, right click on the drive icon for the NEW drive, Initialize I believe.
  7. topps999

    topps999 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 184

    thanks i think i've done it now (currently formatting and located it to be drive E:/) thanks :)
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