sata and ide drives on same board?

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by [email protected], Feb 4, 2005.

  1. can i run an ide hd on a board running sata drives? I have an old HD that I
    want to plug into a spare ide slot on my mobo.I have a sata drive installed
    but cant get the ide Hd to work(its works ok in my other machine) I have
    tried to set it as master on a single cable to the ide and also as slave on
    the same ide channel, I have used the other ide channel as well with no luck
    any ideas out there?
    [email protected], Feb 4, 2005
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  2. D@Z

    mattcar Guest

    I had the same problem recently. Got a new PC (BIOSTAR K8NHA Pro ) that
    came with a SATA Hard drive with operating system (XP Pro). I wanted
    the old files from my other computer, which had its operating system on
    a 120 gig WD IDE drive. I tried all kinds of things in the bios and in
    the hardware setup in windows. I gave up and decided to disable it in
    the bios so I wouldn't get error messages every time I booted up. Lo
    and behold, the next time I booted up, the Windows Hardware Wizard
    found the drive, and it worked like a charm. All my files are there
    (including the operating system, but I haven't figured out how to
    make it dual bootable yet, though I don't really need to.
    Just as a recap: try disabling the drive in the BIOS.
    mattcar, Feb 4, 2005
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  3. disabled it in bios and there it was,many thanks!
    [email protected], Feb 4, 2005
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