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    SATA Raid + PATA disks

    Hi, I know this is an odd question, Im going to upgrade my motherboard and Its going to end up with SATA raid on the board, would I be able to use my existing PATA disks with the SATA raid?

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    Yes, and specify that you want to boot from SCSI/SATA in the BIOS depending on your specific BIOS, the other hdds would just be seen as normal drives in windows or whatever.
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    sorry the question was general, let me clarify,

    could I use the ide disks (non sata) with ide to sata connectors successfully? Or should I buy a cheap IDE PCI raid card?
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    I would have thought so, as a SATA drive is merely an IDE drive with a SATA controller chip and a different connector. Wouldn't hurt to try I suppose
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    Don't see why not, as it sees it as a SATA drive with the adaptor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by norphis
    sorry the question was general, let me clarify,

    could I use the ide disks (non sata) with ide to sata connectors successfully? Or should I buy a cheap IDE PCI raid card?

    yes, you can. I do it, but for an os drive theres no reason to so long as you have an open ide channel. Plus the adapters do not fit very tight, they come apart easily.

    If the only other option is to buy another peice of hardware then by all means use that sata connector, but if you want to install winxp on there be sure to have the sata drivers on floppy before you start

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