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By Tomi-Wan ยท 4 replies
Jun 5, 2007
  1. Is it possible to have 2 ide hd's and a sata hd on the same system?
    Can I then boot from the sata?
  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +419

    Yep. You'll need to set it up in your BIOS so it looks to boot of SATA rather than IDE.
  3. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    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.
  4. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,179   +7


    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
  5. Tomi-Wan

    Tomi-Wan TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 17


    Thanks guys. So glad you are here to help!
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