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I have a power supply with Ide and Sata cables i installed it to a mother board that never had sata before. Since the power supply has sata and hooks into the mother board could i add a second hard drive thats sata not ide??
Posted by Anonymous on
If all the motherboard has is IDE connectors,then you can with an add in card. To do this you need to run the installation floppy during a fresh windows installation when it prompts for 3rd party scsi or raid drivers. I'd take the easy road & install a slave drive on the IDE or run an external hard drive in a usb port. Or the ultimate option,build a system using a board with sata on it. Prices are way down on hardware in general,but it's not going to stay that way.
Posted on May 17, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Unlike IDE drive cables, which allow you to connect at least 2 drives to the same cable, SATA cables only allow one connection from motherboard to drive per cable. You can connect as many SATA drives to your motherboard as you have SATA connections.
Posted on Mar 25, 2010
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