Is it possible to have 2 ide hd's and a sata hd on the same system?
Can I then boot from the sata?
Yep. You'll need to set it up in your BIOS so it looks to boot of SATA rather than IDE.
yes. However, personally I do not recommend it. Some motherboards, particularly older ones have difficulties. I think by now, most of these problems are ironed out.
Generally though, you'll want to stick with all one type, it makes things easier and smooth.
I installed my new Sata and OS.I then connected my IDE's to transfer to
the Sata partitions.This was no problem and the Sata remained C:
I could have kept 1 Sata and 2 IDE's but my purpose was to use 1 partitioned
160 Sata and remove the others for backup drives.
So my Sata 1 is C D and E,XP,Music and Movies.
Tedster has a point i followed.1 Sata,3 partitions
Thanks guys. So glad you are here to help!