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IDE or SATA

By wenders
May 18, 2009
  1. Can I run both a SATA drive and an IDE hard drive? My mb has both connectors. Can I boot from either and what is the main advantage of SATA over IDE?
     
  2. Lanarkshire IT

    Lanarkshire IT TS Rookie Posts: 46

    hi there

    yes u can. they just need to be configured properly in the BIOS. The advantage of sata over ide is speed and no need for the old master / slave setup.

    hope that helps
     
  3. clickit

    clickit TS Rookie

    Hello,

    Lanarkshire IT is correct. You will gain a lot more speed using a SATA hard drive over IDE.
     
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Actually many (most) computers run Sata and IDE connections at the same time
    ie Sata Hard Drive, and ATA DVD Drive
    Both are drives, and work together

    Yes you can run Sata And IDE in the same machine, but make sure that the boot sequence in Bios Setup is set appropriately to start the correct boot (or system) Drive (hopefully being the Sata one)
     
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