1. Computer problem? Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Click here to join today! If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members.

Solved: Can you mix IDE & SATA Hard drives

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by karljay, Jun 28, 2008.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
Advertisement
  1. karljay

    karljay Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2008
    Messages:
    48
    Hi can anyone tell me if you can mix these drives.
    I wanted to install my old drive as master which is IDE
    and have my new disc as slave which is SATA
    My motherboard supports both but I am unsure as to what the result would be.

    This is my first build so any suggestions would be most helpful.
     
  2. fairnooks

    fairnooks Banned

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2007
    Messages:
    5,251
    No problem running mixed, they each have thier own communication channel and the SATA won't be a slave, just another drive in the system so the IDE would remain jumpered for single (unless you put a second IDE drive on the same controller of course).
     
  3. karljay

    karljay Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2008
    Messages:
    48
    Thanks for that.
    One more question, I wouldn't lose any data from my HD if I remove it from my old PC and place it in my new one would I ?
     
  4. Couriant

    Couriant Trusted Advisor

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2002
    Messages:
    32,818
    First Name:
    James
    No. Your data will remain intact, unless you drop the drive ;)
     
  5. karljay

    karljay Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2008
    Messages:
    48
    Lol cheers mate I will now start the dismantle and hope to get back on my new build later !!
     
  6. Sponsor

As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 733,556 other people just like you!

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/725394

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice