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Windows 7: using sata hdd with ide at same time help!

10 Dec 2011   #1
sinbin

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using sata hdd with ide at same time help!

Hi im runnig a sata hdd with the small connector,but i wont to add a ide drive i have 320gb ,can i run them both ,if so how!my specs are in my details below!
I need to every detail from bios to leads i might need
I dont want to do it until io know everything i have to do!
i just recovered my pc from a bluescreen of death that i manage to fix with a clean install!which took for ever to get it to do!(but thats anther story).
thansk for any help in advance


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10 Dec 2011   #2
sinbin

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ideally i like use the sata one im using now as main and the ide one for puttin videos on e.t.c!new to this multi hdd so need help people
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10 Dec 2011   #3
gregrocker

 

Does your mobo have IDE port(s)? If so just connect the HD using an IDE ribbon cable, make sure SATA HD remains set first to boot in BIOS setup.

SATA controller may need to be adjusted if IDE HD is not seen in BIOS setup or doesn't show up in Win7. Let us know.
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10 Dec 2011   #4
theog

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IDE HD drives, are listed first boot in BIOS by default, make sure your Sata HD drive is reset to first boot.
The IDE hd Drive will show in Windows as Disk0.
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10 Dec 2011   #5
sinbin

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first boot for sata.how do i do this please!
im worried the ide will be used as main hdd
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10 Dec 2011   #6
sinbin

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yes it has ide slot (bright green)next to sata x3 slots
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10 Dec 2011   #7
gregrocker

 

Remember to not touch any electronics before touching or holding the case to discharge static electricity. Don't work on carpet. One spark can ruin the mobo.

Ease the cable in gently. Do everything in slow motion to assure you don't damage anything.

You may be well experienced with this but then again you may have never done it, so we warn.
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10 Dec 2011   #8
sinbin

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Remember to not touch any electronics before touching or holding the case to discharge static electricity. Don't work on carpet. One spark can ruin the mobo.

Ease the cable in gently. Do everything in slow motion to assure you don't damage anything.

You may be well experienced with this but then again you may have never done it, so we warn.
how i set my sata as main.im scared it try read the ide as main!or wipe my sata ;(
also my ide is a new drive do i have to formay it or something?
please help
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10 Dec 2011   #9
sinbin

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i should of got a usb external hdd,but there dam expensive lol
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10 Dec 2011   #10
sinbin

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is the ide cable the same as the one for a dvd drive?i have the dvd drive one as spare?
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