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Title pretty much says it all.
I have an old IDE HDD that I took out of my old computer. I'm now building a new computer and the new motherboard came with that massive rope AND the motherboard has a port for it too. I can't test it myself I don't have a CPU yet, so would i be able to use it?
 

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If you have an IDE drive, and the motherboard has an IDE slot; then it should work just fine so long as you make any necessary setting changes in the BIOS-
Okay so if I use the IDE HDD and buy a SATA drive to go along side it, it probably wouldn't work?
 

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I don't see why there would be any problem unless your BIOS is not set up right.
Alright, I'll give it a whirl when I get my processor. Thanks a lot!
 

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You can run them side by side with no trouble. Just remember to check your BIOS settings to verify the correct boot priority.

I'm running one SATA and two older IDE drives at the moment, and all is functioning well. Boot drive is the SATA drive, and the IDE drives are just storage.
 

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bushmogulmaster said:
You can run them side by side with no trouble. Just remember to check your BIOS settings to verify the correct boot priority.

I'm running one SATA and two older IDE drives at the moment, and all is functioning well. Boot drive is the SATA drive, and the IDE drives are just storage.
Thats what i was hoping to do :D
 
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