Tech Support Guy banner
Status
Not open for further replies.
1 - 5 of 5 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
30 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Say i have a computer with 2 SATA hard drives where one of these has a copy of windows xp installed on it. Now, if I connect an IDE hard disk to this computer which also has a copy of windows xp installed on it, will i be able to access the data on this IDE drive or will the computer just fail to start?

Thanks
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
72 Posts
You can have both sata and IDE drives on your machine. As long as you format them with an XP accepted filesystem(NTFS) you'll be fine. Just make sure to configure your jumpers and BOOT.INI settings if you need to dual boot or something.
Hope this answers your question!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7,235 Posts
Actually you need to check the bios to find out if its set to IDE boot first or SATA if you put in the IDE and it tries to boot that first you may have problems.

Other than that the drives should read across interfaces just fine.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
22,466 Posts

·
Retired Moderator
Joined
·
106,726 Posts
I have three SATA equipped systems here, and none of them attempt booting from the IDE if they're configured correctly in the BIOS. I routinely have Windows boot disks in the IDE slots, no problem at all.
 
1 - 5 of 5 Posts
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top