How to find out if HDD is sata or ide? Tags: Sata How To 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 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove 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 | Report abuse Bullseye21 December 29, 2005 3:11:43 AM Thanks a lot. (Now all I need to do is buy a new IDE HDD) | Report abuse Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Components>How to find out if HDD is sata or ide?> Related ressources: ForumIDE to SATA on HDD using Ultimate Boot CD or Booting from CD ForumTwo ide hdd `s- into 1x ide port 1x sata port on mobo. ForumInstalling a 3rd SATA internal HDD when master & slave are IDE ForumSATA HDD won't boot without IDE HDD ForumInstalling New SATA HDD and OS with old IDE HDD and OS ForumCan I put 4 IDE HDD 's, 2 Sata HDD 's and 3 DVD drives on an.. ForumHow to set up Bios to read SATA with existing IDE HDon Gateway Gt 5028 ForumHow to find out if SATA -II mode has been enabled in XP ForumSATA , IDE HDD Docking station ForumTrouble Accessing Files on HDD using IDE/SATA to USB adapter ForumHow to add an IDE HDD and DVD/RW onto new Motherboard with only SATA ForumIDE HDD Master with SATA HDD SLAVE? ForumHow to make SATA boot instead of IDE ? (and other issues...) ForumClone Master/ Slave IDEs to one SATA HDD Forum7 year old IDE vs used SATA on eBay ForumBest Cpu cooler for ~40 ForumSATA 150 vs SATA 3.0gb/s? ForumHow to tell a good psu from bad Forumwhere can i find PM LV laptops? ForumHow to use Cell phone as NIC card More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !