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I have HP running XP with SATA hard drive. would like to add IDE for extra stora

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January 12, 2013 8:56:42 PM

I have an HP box that's about 8 years old and runs XP. It has one hard drive that is SATA. My previous computer ran win2000 and I'd like to take that EIDE hard drive with the data and install it in my "new" XP box. Don't want dual-boot or anything fancy, just access to the files on the old hard drive and a little extra storage space.
1. Can it be done?
2. If so, do I configure the EIDE as master or slave?
3. Will I need special cables? If so, what will I need?
4. How do I set so computer continues to boot the SATA drive?

Thanks,

Steve

steve@rogershermansociety.com
a b α HP
a c 82 G Storage
January 12, 2013 9:20:37 PM

1. Yes.
2. Cable select is easier.
3. An IDE cable.
4. If need be, configure the BIOS to keep the SATA drive as the boot drive.

Does your HP system support IDE drives?
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January 12, 2013 9:54:22 PM

GhislainG said:
1. Yes.
2. Cable select is easier.
3. An IDE cable.
4. If need be, configure the BIOS to keep the SATA drive as the boot drive.

Does your HP system support IDE drives?



Don't know. How do I find out? Will I see some sort of IDE input on the motherboard?

ASUSTek Computer INC. EMERY 1.05

went to support.asus.com and did a search for specs for Emery 1.05 and no results.
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