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Windows 7: Just so I understand why SATA drive

05 Jan 2010   #11
tekniiq

Windows 7
 
 

hey i dont mean to hi jack thread but, i have a similar question. i installed 2 sata drives on my dekstop, but they're showed up as ata. is this normal?


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05 Jan 2010   #12
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tekniiq View Post
hey i dont mean to hi jack thread but, i have a similar question. i installed 2 sata drives on my dekstop, but they're showed up as ata. is this normal?
Are they working? Then it is normal.
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05 Jan 2010   #13
Decipher

Win7 64-bit, WinXP 32-bit
 
 

Depends whether they're running in IDE mode in bios or they are installed as AHCI drives.

If they're in AHCI mode, I'd say they should be showing up as SATA or SCSI in windows. If they're in IDE mode in bios, then yeah that's what they'll show up as in Windows too.
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