The way I have usually done it is to setup the SATA drive first with windows, then hook up the PATA drive. You can have both drives hooked up at the same time, you would just have to set the boot order in your BIOS.
I would like to setup my PC to have both PATA and SATA drive.
I currently have a 40GB PATA drive and I am planning to buy a 120GB SATA drive.
How do I configure a SATA drive to be the primary drive and PATA be secondary? Won't there be any conflicts? Any advice will be greatly appreciated..
Below is my PC's specs
Athlon64 3000+ (Socket 754)
MSI K8N Neo Mobo
512 MB PC 400 RAM
128 MB Inno3D FX5500 128bit
40GB Seagate Hardrive (IDE O) Master
Lite-On DVD Rom (IDE 1) Master
Lite-On CDRW (IDE 1 ) Slave
Thanks in advance!