A friend just gave me a Hitachi 250GB ATA/IDE HDD that came out of a Sony VAIO. My intentions are to buy a HDD enclosure, and make a portable drive for my laptop. I first want to check it to make sure it works before I buy the enclosure. I have a P4 desktop with a SATA 120gb. Since I've never done this before, I just want to make sure I do it right. I'll set the jumpers on the second drive to slave, then hook it up, go into bios and set it as a slave. Will there be any problems since the master is a SATA and the slave is IDE?? The slave supposedly has XP on it, will that be a problem initially?? All I want to do is see if the drive works and see if anything on the drive I can use(there is also a video capture card that was on the VAIO I want to use), then reformat and put my XP on it.
If I've forgotten something please feel free to chime in. Also any advice will be appreciated.