IDE and SATA HD on the same mobo?

By SageOfTheWabash
Nov 22, 2006
  1. I received my Biostar NF325-A7 this afternoon. It has 4 IDE connections and 2 SATA connections. I searched the forum and read the manual but I couldn't find any clear cut answer to this question. Can I install both IDE and SATA hard drives on this board. I have some of each in old computers.

    Another question just occurred to me. Can I prepare the used Hard drives for installation in the new computer by deleting the old partitions then reformatting in the new computer?
  2. brianj

    brianj TS Rookie

    Yes to both questions.
    I would only install the drive you want as your boot and OS drive,install your OS and use the option in the setup to format.
    When you have that drive working then install the other drives .
  3. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

  4. macx

    macx TS Evangelist Posts: 718

    For the past 18 months about, I've had an IDE as my C drive, an IDE DVD burner, and a SATA drive. This was on an ASUS P4C800E-Del board.

    No problems right from the start - installed and loaded the C drive, then installed the SATA. Everything worked well.

    If you have to use only one or the other and have SATA drives, how could you install a CD/DVD - aren't they always or at least usually IDE?
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