Mix ATA and EIDE HD's?

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Xeno Chauvin, Oct 15, 2005.

  1. Xeno Chauvin

    Xeno Chauvin Guest

    Have a 400MHz Pent with a small ATA HD.
    Machine is primarily used for word processing only
    and saving word processing files.
    Looking to add larger slave to current drive for file
    saving.
    Will EIDE hard drive work correctly with ATA drive
    currently in the machine?
    (Yes I am too lazy to reinstall,or copy on new drive.)
    Xeno
     
    Xeno Chauvin, Oct 15, 2005
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    Toolman Tim Guest

    jXeno Chauvin wrote:
    > Have a 400MHz Pent with a small ATA HD.
    > Machine is primarily used for word processing only
    > and saving word processing files.
    > Looking to add larger slave to current drive for file
    > saving.
    > Will EIDE hard drive work correctly with ATA drive
    > currently in the machine?
    > (Yes I am too lazy to reinstall,or copy on new drive.)
    > Xeno


    They're the same thing - both IDE. EIDE is fast ATA.

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    Toolman Tim, Oct 15, 2005
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    Dan Evans Guest

    "Xeno Chauvin" <> wrote in message
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    > Will EIDE hard drive work correctly with ATA drive
    > currently in the machine?


    Yes, but don't be surprised when your shiney 160 GB only registers as 137
    GB - your BIOS can't read that big.

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    Dan Evans, Oct 15, 2005
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