IDE on new mobo

  Photographica1 15:33 16 Aug 07

Hi all, thinking of upgrading to a new MOBO. I note that they all seem to come with 1 IDE port and multiple SATA ports.
As I have 4 IDE hard drives and 2 IDE dvd writerers, if I connect a PCI IDE controller card, will I be able to use or must i have an SATA HD to boot from?

  paul€ 16:34 16 Aug 07

No you can boot from an IDE device if you wish to. It would just require c hecking the bios settings.

You would be using the IDE controller on the motherboard to boot and not the controller card.

  Photographica1 17:23 16 Aug 07

Hi Paul
Thanks for that,
Its been a while since I upgraded and I lost touch a bit.

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