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EIDE hard drive with a motherboard for a SATA II hard drive

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Last response: in Storage
July 1, 2009 3:33:46 PM

Can I use an EIDE hard drive with a motherboard set up for a SATA II drive?

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a b G Storage
July 1, 2009 3:51:26 PM

yes, as long as you have IDE connections on the board. Some boards are doing away with them. If you don't have IDE ports and need to use the drive you will need to get an IDE drive expansion card for either a PCI or PCI-express slot.