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Old 08-05-2006, 12:44 AM   #1
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I have right now a 160gb hard drive that has windows and all my music/games/everything. It is IDE

I have a spare 80gb hard drive that has windows xp pro on it and nothing else. It is SATA

Can i have 2 hard drives ( one SATA and one IDE ) that both have windows on it hooked up at the same time. I want my windows to run from the SATA 80gb and just like open music and internet from the 160gb IDE..
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Old 08-05-2006, 01:35 AM   #2
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plzz i gotta get this working by tonight
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Old 08-05-2006, 09:55 AM   #3
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Yes, it should work. In theory, your SATAdrive doesn't have to mess with your IDE. Just, SATA will be Master compared to the IDE controller.
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You could put the SATA in the SATA2 port, the IDE might be master to the SATA then.
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Old 08-05-2006, 10:00 AM   #5
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I don't know. Maybe all SATA ports comes Master or all comes as slave. I don't remember. But, I know it will work.
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Old 08-05-2006, 12:13 PM   #6
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I have them Both hooked up as MAsters and it works fine i have sent all my files over to the sata and my IDE is pretty clean now. But when i tried to send my program files over it said that it may effect how the programs run.
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