I will be building my first self build computer tomorrow and I was ondering if the system, with a fresh install of xp will detect my old wd hard drive, ide/ata.
It wont be my primary drive, but it is on this computer im using now.
I want to have it as a secondary drive because of everything i have on it .
I may transfer the contents at a later time, onto a 40g partition, but that would still entail getting my new system to recognize this old drive.
my system build:
GIGABYTE GA-MA770T-UD3P MOBO
AMD Phenom II X2 550 CPU
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 HD322HJ 320GB 7200 RPM SATA HDD
LITE-ON Black 24X DVD Writer Black SATA Model iHAS424-98
Uh, why wouldn't it? As long as the mobo has a PATA plug you're golden. Most motherboards still have one mainly for optical drives (which is what I use mine for) that people still have and there's no good reason to upgrade that as long as it still functions as used.