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Combining SATA and PATA


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#1 blainehof

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Posted 27 November 2010 - 06:38 PM

I recently bought the Windows Home Server software and I'm building a server from a computer I had put together a couple of years ago. The computer currently houses a 160GB PATA (IDE) hard drive with Windows XP OS. I just bought a new Western Digital 1.5TB HD that obviously I want to use for the server's main drive. My question is can the two different drive interfaces be run off the same mobo together, is there a good reason to leave the old drive in the tower. Is there any advantage to running XP along with WHS or can I wipe XP off the drive and just use it as additional storage in the server. I'm sorry if I'm asking too many questions for one post, if necessary I can break this up into different topics.

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Posted 03 December 2010 - 09:52 AM

You can run them together if you have the right Motherboard with poth IDE and SATA. But if you do not you can buy a SATA to IDE converter.

Here you go.

And if you want to keep XP is really all up to you, if you are running a Server I myself would remove for extra space.

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Posted 03 December 2010 - 06:40 PM

as long as the board has IDE and sata connectors (or an adaptor) the two should run fine together, I have run both in the past, right now Im running pure SATA drives, a sata optical drive, and a IDE optical drive they all work well together. As for dual booting with XP, it depends-if your using it, leave it on, if your not planning on using XP in any shape or form, just format the drive for the added space.

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Posted 03 December 2010 - 08:43 PM

Thanks to both of you for your informative answers, if I may be so bold as to pose one more question I would appreciate any light that can be shed on the issue. If I wipe XP off the smaller PATA drive and I use it for additional storage and run it along with the new SATA hard drive, would that require a master/slave jumper configuration or because they are connected through different interfaces on the Mobo would they just act as two distinct drives with different drive letters

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Posted 03 December 2010 - 09:03 PM

the IDE drive will need to be set as either mastor or cable select. SATA drives, since they run on their own individual channels, and are on a seperate controller from the IDE, have no jumper settings you will need to worry about.

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Posted 03 December 2010 - 09:12 PM

To the Patriot,
Thanks for the reply, once again I am amazed at the knowledge and the willingness to help of my fellow enthusiasts. Muchly appreciated!!!

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Posted 03 December 2010 - 09:18 PM

np thats what were here for :thumbsup:

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