Western Digital Hard-Drive [IDE?]

Hey guys,

So i just built a new computer and I have bought a 1TB WD Caviar Blue.

In my current desktop I have another Western Digital HD [250 GB] . In my device manager > hard-drives it shows the device labeled as:

"WDC WD2500JB-00REA0"

I also think it is [IDE] and not SATA? I have no idea what IDE is.

I believe it is this HD.. :


do you guys think I should take this out of my current desktop and use it on my new build and put the OS on this and use my 1TB HD for programs/music/data/pics etc?

Will this HD be good/fast enough for the OS? [windows 7]

Or should I not even use it and just use the 1TB as a whole and partition it? - I will not be buying a SSD but maybe in the future.. but not now.

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  1. I also have a ASUS P8Z77-LK motherboard... if that helps. -- idk if it will hold IDE Hard-Drives..
  2. no!!! join us in the new millinium and get a sata at least. an ssd would be better.
  3. Best answer
    Your mother board does not have IDE connection slots, you can buy an adaptor, you would be sacrificing so much more speed. Get a SATA 3.
  4. haha okay ! thanks guys :P
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