SATA and IDE work together

By 73_240z
Jan 16, 2006
  1. I want to use a SATA hd for my OS and IDE for data storage. Need help setting it up. Anyone have any suggestions?
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    You need help with what? Unpacking the hard drives? Operating a screwdriver? Reading latin letters printed on the hard drives? Using a keyboard?

    Have you considered doing the unthinkable and trying to Read The Friendly Manual?
  3. Sean

    Sean TS Rookie Posts: 100

    1. take hdds out of box.
    2. connect ide and sata cables.
    3. connect molex power cables.
    4. mount.
    5. boot.
    6. fill hdds with pr0n.
  4. 73_240z

    73_240z TS Rookie Topic Starter

    yeah thx for the flames guys, i hope ur e-penis has grown from ur oh so witty remarks
  5. 73_240z

    73_240z TS Rookie Topic Starter

    my hard drives came oem so i have no manuals to help me to get windows to recognize the both the drives (only the sata drive which windows is on is being recognized)
  6. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    you need to proide a little more info. did yuo allready have a sata drive and are adding the IDE? or was the IDe drive the OS drive and you added a sata drive?

    What is the model the IDE hard drive? is it alone on the IDe channel you placed it on? if it is a newer drive then remove the jumper from it altogether. also check in start/programs\administrative tools\computer management\disk management if the drive appears there you can partition it and format it there.
  7. 73_240z

    73_240z TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i figured it out but thx for actually trying to help instead of flaming
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