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Old 09-09-2004, 08:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just bought an 80 gb Seagate ATA internal hd from bestbuy for $50 after rebate. Before I open it, I need to know whether it will be compatible with my hardware. Is there any way I can tell whether I support ATA without opening the darn case?

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Is it a serial or a parallel? If it's parallel then your pc will support it. PATA is just another way of saying IDE or EIDE. Now if it's a SATA and you dont have any SATA controllers on your board, you're gonna have to buy PCI SATA controller card. Hope this helps.

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you can
-post your system specs
-check your motherboards manual
-run a program like Sysoft Sandra or AIDA32 (
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