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#1 LTJLily17

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Posted 28 September 2007 - 06:21 PM

I recently built a computer (my first) and at the time, I had an 80gb IDE hard drive. I have recently acquired another 80gb drive, but it's SATA. My motherboard supports both.

I plugged in the SATA drive last night, Vista recognized the new hardware, and popped up a message saying it was installing the drivers. The drive never showed up under My Computer. It's there in the device manager, and had the latest drivers installed.

Do the drives have no be jumpered since they are on separate lines (they are currently not, I didn't have any)?

Can I run 2 hard drives when one is IDE and the other is SATA?

Sorry if this question has been asked before, I went back about 15 pages, and didn't see anything similar.

Thanks in advance for any help.

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Posted 28 September 2007 - 08:13 PM

Hi,

Yes, you can run both SATA and IDE hard drives on your system. SATA drives do not need to be jumpered. Does your SATA drive show in Windows Explorer?


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Edited by tg1911, 28 September 2007 - 10:27 PM.

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Posted 28 September 2007 - 08:34 PM

start/right click computer/manage/disk management
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Posted 29 September 2007 - 12:48 AM

hi guys
Tecumseh can u tell me the difference in between SATA hard drive and IDE hard drive?
"I think SATA hard drive are more faster then IDE and in SATA their is no need to do setting in jumpers because SATA hard drive are jumper less. "
This is a short info i have about these hard drive but i m not sure that is it info correct or not ?
so plzz kindly clear my views about it.

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Posted 29 September 2007 - 03:35 AM

A IDE has a transfer rate of up to 130MB/s, a SATA starts at 150MB/s and goes up from there. SATA doesn't use jumpers as the IDE does to designate two drives and master and slave on the same IDE cable, each SATA drive will connect to its' own SATA header.

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Posted 29 September 2007 - 05:45 AM

it's not that sata drives are faster than ide ones, as much as new drives are faster than old ones

the interface is faster, but that's only a burst speed and even a 32 meg cache on a hard drive can hold less than a second's worth of data
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