How to Add a Second Hard Drive

  gazmania 22:37 05 Jan 06
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I've just bought a new PC that has a SATA hard drive. I want to take the hard drive out of my old machine and add it as a slave to the new one. The old drive is a standard ATA (not SATA). Is this possible and is there anything different to know about installing SATA with ATA?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 22:53 05 Jan 06

Provided that you have a spare IDE controller on your board not a problem.

There is usually at least 1 IDE to run a DVD or CD

If you have 2 DBD/ CD you could remove 1 and fit the hard drive in its place on the IDE cable

you will need to make sure the PC is set to boot from the SATA drive. To do this make the first boot device SATA if the option is available.If not you have two options: HD0 - If there are no IDE HDs present, or SCSI if you do plan on running an IDE HD as a secondary device.

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