If u can open the cpu cabinet, check on the motherboard if u have a slot as shown in the left picture.. if it has, then u can connect the sata hard disk. if not ur motherboard only has ide connectivity.
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You can indeed mix IDE & SATA drives on a computer. If installing the OS (Operating System) to the IDE HD, you will only need to instruct the BIOS to boot the IDE HD drive first.
If you decide to install an OS on & boot the SATA drive first; you will need to instruct the BIOS to boot the SATA drive first and may need to provide a driver for the SATA controller - if the OS install does not recognize the SATA drive. The driver should have been included on a disk or diskette with the controller (or on the motherboard driver disk if a built-in type controller). You should see a prompt asking "If you need to install a driver.... press F6" (or similar). Press the F6 key and supply the driver disk - and follow the prompts.
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South Bridge: - 1 x IDE connector supporting ATA-100/66/33 and up to 2 IDE devices - 4 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors supporting up to 4 SATA 3Gb/s devices iTE IT8718 chip: - 1 x floppy disk drive connector supporting up to 1 floppy disk drive
Hello all. I have the same issue. My MB is 845G [P4 2.4 Ghz] and SATA harddisk I need to install is Seagate 250 GB Baracuda with 3.0Gb/s interface, I belive which makes this HD as SATA II. So for this motherboard should I prefer PCI cards which support SATA II over the supports SATA I [these are cheaper].
As far as I know and saw from asrocks website your motherboard does NOT have a SATA connector so the installation wont be possible without buying a addon pci sata controller card witch is around 10-30 usd or 10-20euro.
good luck and if there is anything else let me know.