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Replacing IDE hard drive with SATA

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  • Hard Drives
  • SATA
  • DVD Drives
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January 3, 2011 8:49:43 PM

I'm thinking of replacing my IDE hard drive with a SATA hard drive. This may be stupid question, but will my DVD drive which is IDE still work?

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a b G Storage
January 3, 2011 9:00:03 PM

yes. One IDE channel will support 2 devices.
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a b G Storage
January 3, 2011 9:00:15 PM

Yes, the DVD drive will still work.
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January 3, 2011 9:10:22 PM

Best answer selected by scubaslim.
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a b G Storage
January 4, 2011 12:47:47 AM

If the DVD had jumpers setting it as a SLAVE drive, you might have to set it to MASTER as it would now be the only drive on the cable.
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a b G Storage
January 4, 2011 1:04:57 AM

... or if it was jumpered as CS (Cable Select) put it at the end of the cable (black connector if it's an EIDE ribbon cable).
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