Boot from sata on ide comp

Too short for finances i bought a desktop instead of tower, problem is it's an ide and a larger hdd i have is that of sata. is it possible to boot it from a sata drive? Theoretically, SATA drive works thru the adaptor, i.e. controlled by soft. Anybody tried ? Thanks for any suggestions
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  1. When did you buy such a computer?? All computers that are sold these days should be SATA.

    A SATA drive should work though an adapter or via usb but I would not think it's worth it. I would be returning the desktop!
  2. _zxzxzx_ said:
    When did you buy such a computer?? All computers that are sold these days should be SATA.

    A SATA drive should work though an adapter or via usb but I would not think it's worth it. I would be returning the desktop!


    Gotta agree here, there should be at least one or two SATA headers on the mobo if it has been made in the past few years. It may currently only be hooked up through IDE but I'm thinking SATA is available somewhere on the mobo - I'd open it and take a peek.
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