Sata and ide drives ???

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by fastmoggy, Nov 23, 2005.

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    fastmoggy Guest

    Just building a new computer using the Gigabyte 915G which has the option of
    either using an IDE or a SATA drive which ive bought
    Can i use both types on the same motherboard?
    The reason im asking is that the IDE drive is at the moment my main onboard
    backup disk which id like to use on the new computer.

    Now all i have to do is not to drop the P4 CPU when i try and open that
    plastic package like last time and watching it spring into the air and hit
    the floor bending around 40 pins!
    Funny thing was that even though were told all about how delicate these
    things are with static discharge ect ect, i Thinking it was dead i just
    tried putting a metal knife down the row of pins to straighten then and plug
    it in the board anyway and the thing worked! Just jammy? well this time im
    opening that dam box at floor level LOL
    fastmoggy, Nov 23, 2005
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    Noel Paton Guest

    There should be no problem - but I would install the SATA drive first,
    install the OS, and then add the IDE drive (checking in the BIOS that the
    SATA drive is earlier in the boot process) - and only then Activate Windows
    (assuming that's what you're installing).

    Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2006, Windows)

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    Noel Paton, Nov 23, 2005
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    fastmoggy Guest

    fastmoggy, Nov 23, 2005
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    Noel Paton Guest

    Noel Paton, Nov 23, 2005
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    Plato Guest

    It's winter. Static city. Put a piece of cardboard down first.
    Plato, Nov 23, 2005
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    fastmoggy Guest

    Well used the anti static bag the motherboard came in.
    No problems as she is now 80% built. The CPY has no pins on it so no way
    could i repeat my last attempt!
    As for the sata and ide question
    the motherboard came witha cable that connects ide drives direct to the sata
    inputs so i shouldn't have a problem
    unless I drop the who box this time!
    fastmoggy, Nov 23, 2005
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    Toolman Tim Guest

    In fastmoggy spewed forth:
    Cool, huh? I did one of those last week. Had a bear of a time getting the
    cooling fan to latch down to the mobo though.
    Toolman Tim, Nov 23, 2005
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