Solved Will IDE and SATA work together? Tags: Hard Drives Sata Motherboards Storage Last response: September 26, 2011 1:56 AM in Storage Share bayonet14 September 25, 2011 3:23:38 PM Hello I have an IDE 160GB hard drive. I plan to buy 1 terabyte or 500GB SATA harddrive Will IDE and SATA work together? My motherboard is g41m p28 http://www.msi.com/product/mb/G41M-P28.html I want to keep my IDE harddrive because all my files and OS are kept there and formatting and installing all the games, programs and etc is so tedious. Will installing a SATA harddisk on my motherboard work with an IDE? More about : ide sata work | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Anonymous Motherboard Authority September 25, 2011 3:32:57 PM It doesn't matter if both an ide and sata hdd are plugged in. | Report abuse Best solution pjmelect Motherboard Expert September 25, 2011 3:38:05 PM There should be no problem adding a SATA hard drive. | Report abuse bayonet14 September 26, 2011 1:56:34 AM Best answer selected by bayonet14. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Storage>Will IDE and SATA work together?> Related ressources: ForumIDE AND SATA DRIVES AND HOW THEY WORK TOGETHER ForumA8N32-SLI Problems with SATA and IDE working together ForumUse a SATA & IDE HDD Drive together ForumSATA and IDE together ForumProblems with using both IDE and SATA drives together ForumCan you run 2 optical ide drives and 1 dvd sata drive together ForumBoth SATA & IDE don't work on PC Chips M861G Mobo ForumSATA controllers don't work together ForumWill these parts work together ? ForumWill this work together ? ($250 Budget Build) ForumSata drive and dvd burner not always recognized on secondary ide channel ForumDVD writer sata and combo drive IDE together be used on a pc Forum"All SATA ports run at RAID mode together " ForumCan scsi and ide work together ForumTo RAID or not to RAID, backup advice. ForumW7 Installer Can't Detect SATA after Linux, Debian Works Smoothly ForumConnect new SATA drive via external eSATA port Forum[Solved] Bypass jumper settings on IDE Drive? Forum[Solved] Dell PERC 6i T774H can't see any SATA drives. ForumSATA samsung HD502HI BOARD REPAIR HOW TO More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !