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I have a Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 120GB Sata drive. I would like to install in my Compac presario 6019WM currently installed western 160GB Pata drive master and Maxtor 40GB Pata drive slave. Would like to pull 40GB drive make Sata master and 160GB Pata slave. Motherboard is IDE with 3 PCI expansion slots and 1 AGP slot. I have 1 PCI slot available. Is this a doable thing? and if so what do I need to aquire to accomplish?
 

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Being a Compaq, I wouldn't mess with it.

With that said, you could get a PCI card with SATA controller, and the card would need to be bootable. The biggest issue would be the Compaq itself. To boot from an addon card, you need a BIOS that supports it.

What exactly are you trying to accomplish? Your Seagate drive likely isn't any "faster" than your WD.
 
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