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 to convert hdd from IDE to SATA 2 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 install two HDD on one system(one IDE & one SATA Forum how to find out is it SATA 3gb/s or 6gb/s? Forum How do i install and have a master ide hdd and a slave sata hdd 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 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 SolvedUpgrading from an IDE HDD to a SATA SSD and HDD Forum Solvedusing HDD IDE in a new MB support Sata ports only Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !