How to find out if HDD is sata or ide? Tags: SATA Hard Drives Components Last response: December 29, 2005 3:11 AM in Components Share Bullseye21 December 28, 2005 10:34:02 AM how can you find out if your HDD is sata or ide? thanks More about : find hdd sata ide sleepdeprived82 December 28, 2005 11:22:09 AM Most certain way is open your case and look: Ide looks like this:http://www.tomshardware.com/2005/11/23/pc_interfaces_10... Sata looks like this: http://www.tomshardware.com/2005/11/23/pc_interfaces_10... Older computers will have only ide, newer ones prob use sata but they can have both. Can also check in the bios Bullseye21 December 29, 2005 3:11:43 AM Thanks a lot. (Now all I need to do is buy a new IDE HDD) Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solvedhow to connect 2 ide hdd and 1sata hdd at one time,my motherboard has both connection cables. also I dont have a cd/dvd rom. Forum How can I use a SATA and an IDE HDD together? Forum SolvedHow do you find out if your hard drive is SATA? Forum How to format a new toshiba hard drive? Im using a sata/ide usb to my laptop. The hdd shows up in the device manager, but n Forum SolvedHOW CAN I FIND OUT IF MY MOTHERBOARD HP3029h ( HP dc5850 PC) SUPPORTS SATA PORT OR NOT? Forum SolvedHow do I find out if my motherboard support sata 3gb/s Forum How to insert a sata hdd on a system using ide or ahci Forum How can I copy files from an ide drive to a SATA hdd to new SATA hdd? Forum How to add an IDE HDD and DVD/RW onto new Motherboard with only SATA Forum how to find out is it SATA 3gb/s or 6gb/s? Forum I need to find out how much SATA slots are inside my PC (NOT MOTHERBOARD) how do i find this out? Forum How to install two HDD on one system(one IDE & one SATA Forum How do i install and have a master ide hdd and a slave sata hdd Forum How to change ide hdd to sata Forum How to use USB to R-driver SATA IDE Cable with 2 5 laptop hdd Forum 2 HDD -SATA & IDE-How to set them up Forum How to find out the onboard IDE is ATA/66 capable Forum Solvedusing HDD IDE in a new MB support Sata ports only Forum SolvedTransferring files, ide hdd (win xp) to sata hdd (win 7) Forum SolvedInstall of a used ide hdd with already installed sata hdd caused change of sata from disc (0) to disc (1) Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !