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Jayce 09-08-2006 02:17 AM

Is it a bad idea to run ide and sata drives in the same system?
 
My instructor advises against it, but he didn't say why. I've never heard of this before. Maybe it's just his personal opinion for whatever reason?

b1gapl 09-09-2006 07:48 PM

It's not a bad idea...I bet alot of people on TF do it. But then I see most people with SATA drives, because it's the latest. But I don't see a problem with having both IDE and SATA.

Nitestick 09-09-2006 08:50 PM

there is no reason not to as far as i know. the closest warning i can recall to this one is that you shouldn't put a cd-rom on the same IDE cable as a HDD, that is true because of it's parallel nature that decreases bandwidth available to the HDD. however, seeing as the IDE drives and SATA drives are attached to completely different interfaces there is no conceivable hardware issue. there could be a software issue i don't know of. my guess is your instructor is an old school techie who has having trouble adapting to the new standards introduced.

reggie_da_man 09-10-2006 11:16 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by nitestick
my guess is your instructor is an old school techie who has having trouble adapting to the new standards introduced.
You read my mind.

CrazeD 09-11-2006 12:37 PM

I (had) a 200GB SATA drive that I used as my boot drive, and a backup 80GB IDE drive that I used for backing up files, and for storage.

EDIT: (forgot the point to that story) I had no problems at all while running both drives.

JoeNewman 09-16-2006 04:39 AM

There is no problem using both SATA and IDE. You teacher doesn't know what he's talking about.

The General 09-16-2006 05:36 AM

Been doing it for 3 years with no problems.

IDE and SATA harddrives, and IDE dvd-burners.


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