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Old 01-19-2004, 08:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Can EIDE and S-ATA HDs run on same system?

Is it possible to run an EIDE AND a S-ATA HD on the same computer?

I'd like to buy a 10k RPM WD raptor HD, but I wont have enough of 36Gb... And I sure can't afford 2 of them! I'd use it to store my OS's and games. So I'd keep either one of my actual 7200 RPM WD IDE hard drive (40 and 60Gb) for documents, MP3's, etc.

If I can't do it, heck, I'll buy a 7200RPM 120 Gb S-ATA instead... I'll only have $ for 1 hard drive...

Oh, here's some parts I'll use, if it matters:

Athlon XP 2800+ (or OCed 2500+)
A7N8X Deluxe (or -E deluxe)
Vantec 420A PSU
Windows 98SE and Win 2000

I don't *think* it's a possible (nor ideal) setup , but if it can be achieved easily, why not?

Thanks all!

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Old 01-20-2004, 12:00 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Yep, it's possible and easy. Win 98SE and Win 2000, interesting.

3 different OS, so yep I\'m confused.
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Old 01-27-2004, 10:12 AM   #3 (permalink)
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kewl! :classic:

What would be the best say to achieve it? Set the S-ATA as master hooked on the S-ATA port on the mobo, and the IDE as slave plugged on the IDE port?

That easy?

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