Add 2 old IDE drives to new HP with SATA?

By thepanzer
Feb 12, 2007
  1. Hi, first post here. you guys are very good, so this newbie appeals to you for help.

    Gist of questions: After I add a new power supply upgrade, I wish to add two older IDE harddrives from my last machine into new HP Pavilion a1700n running Vista. It has SATA hard drive. I believe I included pics of mobo, but if not, it is Asus a8m2n-la / or in HP it is a NodusM3-gl8E

    Are my old IDE drives compatible?

    If so, what are the installation steps I need to follow?

    THANK YOU !!!

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  2. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    make sure you know exactly what the boot order should be
    as xp (don't know bout vista)defaults to the pata channels
    would help to keep no boot active OS's on the pata drives if they are only for storage
    if boot from pata you got less worries
  3. thepanzer

    thepanzer TS Rookie Topic Starter

    adding ide drives

    Thanks! a programmer friend of mine warned me of exactly same thing. Will do!
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