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Old 09-10-2005, 06:01 PM   #1
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Ok i got a SATA HDD that has all my files on it (Windows, games ect) but i also have a old IDE HDD set up for all my MP3's only thing on this HDD is the MP3 files nothig eles and my Q is, Will this sloww down my other harddrive or will it run the same?

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righ i dont understand.
1) connect drives
") copy data of the ide to the sata
3) physically romve the ide
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Old 09-10-2005, 07:13 PM   #3
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No mean i have a SATA HDD connected right now with Windows and all my stuff on it, but i want to add a IDE HDD i have laying around (older HDD) for all my music and junk and im wondering that if i add this slower HDD it will also slow down my SATA HDD??

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no because sata controlers and idde conrolers on your mobo work seperatly not together
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Ok thats what i was thinking too but i wasnt sure and google didint come up with nothing, thanks man!
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well think your sata drive dosent eork at the speed of your cd-rom drive
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Old 09-10-2005, 07:47 PM   #7
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True, is there anyway to tell the RPM of the HDD???
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look on it there will be a big stick with the manufacture modle seral no ect it will be there
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Old 09-10-2005, 07:52 PM   #9
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No sticker on it, any way i could tell with like everest or somthing?
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how could a mountain tell? check device manger
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