Solved IDE or sata? Tags: Hard Drives SATA How To Storage Last response: February 20, 2012 7:50 PM in Storage Share dgbkiller February 17, 2012 8:56:34 PM how to know whether i have an IDE or SATA hard disk? More about : ide sata Best solution treefrog07 a b G Storage February 17, 2012 9:10:27 PM IDE/PATA HDDs have a 4-pin MOLEX power connector, a 40-pin array, and a jumper to select Master/Slave/Cable Select. SATA has two L-shaped slots on the back, the short one is for the SATA data cable and the long one is for the SATA power connector. dgbkiller February 20, 2012 7:50:23 PM Best answer selected by dgbkiller. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumSATA , IDE HDD Docking station ForumP5B-VM not recognizing 40GB IDE but SATA OK ForumIDE to SATA problem ForumIde to sata adapter ForumSata drive and dvd burner not always recognized on secondary ide channel ForumSata IDE Controller working but Win7 shows as unknown device and dont have drive Forum1 sata and 2 ide HDD in one system - 1 ide controller ForumSSD freezing using IDE-SATA adapter ForumConverting a IDE Drive to SATA Drive ForumSATA + IDE + Windows 8 ForumWindows 7 change ide to sata bd-rom ForumCan motherboards run separate SATA ports on different modes? IDE /AHCI ForumIDE HDD to SATA ForumI have HP running XP with SATA hard drive. would like to add IDE for extra stora ForumSATA vs IDE -- WHAT?!! ForumCan I raid 0 SATA and IDE hard drives ForumSATA III HDD on SATA PCI Card vs SATA IDE Adapter ForumIDE to SATA converters for laptops ForumIDE PSU and SATA HDD and Optical drive ForumFirst SSD advice? More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !