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Windows 7: using an IDE hd for backup image from a sata drive?

10 Oct 2012   #1

windows 7 Professional 64-bit
using an IDE hd for backup image from a sata drive?

I have a couple of these older drives in good condition is it possible to install one and backup my OS/image file from my sata drive, and be able to restore in case of system crash? Or should I get another Sata drive or usb flash drive instead? Thanks!

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10 Oct 2012   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

IDE drives will work well as long as your motherboard has proper connections for them. They are probably noticeably slower than more recent SATA drives, but if that doesn't bother you, go ahead. They are certainly preferable to a USB flash drive.
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10 Oct 2012   #3

windows 7 Professional 64-bit

I may do that then till I get a chance to order a Sata drive from New Egg. Thanks!
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10 Oct 2012   #4

Win7 Pro 32bit

I'm using an IDE internal drive for my SATA boot drive Macrium images.
From personal experience I can verify that this setup works just fine.
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