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ATA HDD on IDE connector with a SATA drive on a SATA connector?

My d530 has the Intel 865G chipset that gave early support for SATA, providing two SATA connectors on the mobo. I want to increase hard drive capacity while keeping the original Maxtor ATA/133 HDD as a primary.

So can I leave my Maxtor plugged into it's primary IDE mobo connector and simply plug a new SATA drive into one of the SATA connectors? The Intel 865G chipset only supports speeds up to 150, so a 300 rated drive will have to be slowed to 150 with a jumper to be recognized by XP. Some suppliers advise that drive warranties are voided if you use a jumper to slow it's speed, even when suggested to do so by the manufacturer.

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Mark

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    Mark Dec 31, 2008

    Tigerdirect.ca has 3 pages of SATA-300 drives, but only a single 150. No wonder as the 150 was the "intro" speed, not much if any faster than the PATA-133 drives.

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    Mark Dec 31, 2008

    I'm a little hesitant to push my d530 that far, and for good reason: from an HP "Product Technology Brief" published May 2003, "Although the 865G chipset does support SATA, HP engineering does not believe the entire solution is ... ready for mainstream corporate deployment. Essentially, the current maturity of the SATA subsystem (controller/driver/HDD) does not meet HP’s robustness and error recovery requirements and hence will not be made available until after the d530 launch."
    Anyone try this with a d530 or with any mobo with the Intel 82801EB Serial ATA 24D1 controller?


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Yes you can do this but rather that buy a sata II hdd just buy a sata hdd. Might even be a little cheaper. Once you install go into the system bios & enable the sata drive. Hope this helps & please remember to rate my answer. Thanks.

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Yes. You can leave the ATA-IDE and add SATAsCan you not still buy a 150?

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The first thing you have to figure out is what type of hard drive you have, a PATA or a SATA drive.

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This type of drive uses the older IDE connections. Most of your current motherboards still have aleast one IDE connection to support the ROM drives on the market that have not moved over to SATA connections but you can still connect a hard drive to this connection if needed. The thing to keep in mind is that you can only connect 2 IDE devices to one IDE connection on the motherboard.

Here is an example of an IDE cable. If you can see there are tabs on the cable to make sure you line up the pins properly.

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SATA = Serial Advanced Technology Attachment
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