Motherboard Using SATA

By jbzeigler
Nov 21, 2008
  1. I'm considering the purchase of a new PC since Black Friday is right around the corner. However, I currently have a Dell PC with two IDE HDDs. If I were to get a new PC that has a SATA HDD, does it still have the connections for an IDE device? e.g. HDD, DVD-ROM, etc.
  2. k.jacko

    k.jacko TS Rookie Posts: 493

    totally depends on the pc mate.
    Most motherboards DO have sata and pata (IDE) controllers, but seom don't. So make sure you get ones that does.....simple as that really.
  3. jbzeigler

    jbzeigler TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 48

    Ok. I'm assuming that it would be listed in their documentation somewhere then. Good deal. Thanks.
  4. k.jacko

    k.jacko TS Rookie Posts: 493

    should say so on the box mate :)
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