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

s1rrah

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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!
 

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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!
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.

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in a word, yes.