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20 Sep 2010  

Windows 7
Can I boot from a drive attached to a PATA to IDE converter?

Hey guys I have an 80gb SATA that I want to connect to an older Dell mobo by using this: PATA IDE TO SATA Adapter Converter Card For 3.5 HDD DVD - eBay, Adaptors, Components, Computers. (end time 19-Oct-10 13:29:22 AEDST)

Is it possible to boot from the sata drive connected to that on the dell mobo? Sorry I don't know the mobo's name, it just has only IDE connectors.

So is it even possible to boot from these converters? The SATA drive only has a pin configuration to turn the speed down for older mobos. No slave or master setting.

I'm assuming the old Mobo is using IDE? Not AHCI. So there shouldn't be any problems right?

Thanks lots for any speedy assistance.
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