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Serial ATA and IDE in the same system?

Discussion in 'AMD Overclocking' started by Chris, Feb 22, 2004.

  1. Chris

    Chris Guest

    I'm bying an Asus a7n8x deluxe with Serial ATA. I have a 30 and 40 GB IDE
    drives now. Can I use both types in the same computer? Do they have separate
    connectors? I also have a DVD-ROM and a DVD burner.

    Chris, Feb 22, 2004
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    Damon Hill Guest

    Serial ATA uses a different connector and interface chip. You'll need
    your regular parallel ATA connectors for those existing drives.

    SATA connects one drive per connector only. Save your money for a
    Western Digital Raptor, as your system drive. :)

    Damon Hill, Feb 22, 2004
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    Tod Guest

    Motherboards still come with 2 ATA(IDE) controllers, for 4 ATA devices.
    SATA will have its own separate controller.
    Tod, Feb 23, 2004
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