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Can I run both IDE and SATA internal harddrives at same time?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by s1rrah, Oct 27, 2006.

  1. s1rrah New Member

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    hi there ...

    my main hard drive is an SATA drive; however ... i have an extra internal 200 gig 7200rpm IDE drive that i'd like to use as a backup drive.

    can i run them both?

    i want them both installed but i only want to boot off the SATA and simply have the ide as a spare drive; does running both require that you boot from the ide? is it simply as easy as selecting the boot device in the bios?

    thanks .

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    that should be no problem.

    just make sure in your bios, you have the SATA drive as your primary boot device, and you're all set!
     
  3. s1rrah New Member

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    that's what i thought ...

    i think i was having flashbacks to my scsi days ...

    thanks.
     
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    no prob. i've had xp boot off my ide drive, and then when i want, switch in my bios to boot to vista beta off my sata, which is even more complicated than what you're suggesting.

    oh, and welcome to tpu!
     
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