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Hard drive SATA / IDE???
on Apr 5, 2004 at 9:45:47 pm

Here is a question from a total newbie.....
I am trying to build a NLE system and so far been getting most my info from here...
I don't think I need to or want to set up a raid system at this stage...
Reading Jon's interview in the DIY sectiomn I have one question..
Can I set up my system the following way ..
Main system drive(O/S) on an IDE drive and the Video drive an SATA drive...
If so how/so..
Is it as simple as plug and play...
Thank you in advance

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Re: Hard drive SATA / IDE???
on Apr 7, 2004 at 3:50:48 am

Dear Jon,

I just wanted to add myself to this thread that I am curious about the DIY machine and the reasoning behind not using any IDE drives.



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Re: Hard drive SATA / IDE???
on Apr 8, 2004 at 4:40:10 pm

that's the way to do it-I have found that when building a system, I have had no luck formatting drives on the sata channel-if you have a problem doing it, just slave the drive to the system drive(changing jumper settings of course) and formatting on the ide channel and then change jumpers back and attach to sata

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Troy Hazelton
Re: Hard drive SATA / IDE???
on May 7, 2004 at 3:08:49 pm

I'm curious as well since I plan on doing basically the same thing. My concern is the connection. Can I hook up a SATA drive as a slave drive using my normal IDE cable?

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John Q
Re: Hard drive SATA / IDE???
on May 8, 2004 at 1:28:01 am

No, SATA stands for Serial ATA. The data is transferred serially over fewer wires than your old ATA/IDE cable, which is a parallel interface. They are not compatible.

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