Replacing IDE hard drive with SATA

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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    yes. One IDE channel will support 2 devices.
  2. Yes, the DVD drive will still work.
  3. Best answer selected by scubaslim.
  4. 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.
  5. ... 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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