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How to tell whether a computer supports SATA?

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Last response: in Storage
January 26, 2008 7:05:54 AM

I have Dell 8300. I want to know whether it can support SATA hard drive and upto what size.

I see the following items listed under IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers in Device Manager:

Intel 82801EB Ultra ATA Storage Controllers - 24D1
Intel 82801EB Ultra ATA Storage Controllers - 24DB
Primary IDE Channel
Secondary IDE Channel

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January 26, 2008 8:18:43 AM

check on the motherboard is there any sata connector...
January 26, 2008 10:33:14 AM

Google 'SATA pic'. Then look on your Mobo for a connector like it.
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January 26, 2008 11:40:40 AM

Look at your motherboard, check in the BIOS.
Checking from within Windows may not tell you the whole story, if you have an SATA capable board, but do not have the SATA ports enabled in the BIOS, they will not show in the Windows device manager.