How to insert a sata hdd on a system using ide or ahci Tags: Routers SATA Connection How To Hard Drives Networking Last response: January 2, 2013 6:05 PM in Networking Share Anonymous January 2, 2013 9:28:51 AM how to connect an other hdd on a system through IDE or AHCI. please tell me? More about : insert sata hdd system ide ahci RealBeast January 2, 2013 6:05:33 PM You need to clarify your question, are you just adding a second drive for storage or replacing your OS drive? If your system is already running one sata mode in the bios, the newly added drive will use the same mode unless you have a second sata controller on the motherboard that allows its own settings. AHCI has some advantages, particularly for SSDs, but either mode should work on a modern SATA drive. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumHow to change back to IDE from AHCI ? ForumSSD uses AHCI , HDD uses IDE and the BIOS won't recognise either drive ForumIDE to SATA on HDD using Ultimate Boot CD or Booting from CD ForumHow to clone IDE to a SATA for boot drive ForumIDE or AHCI for SSD's ForumDISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER. ForumP5Q Pro wont recognize IDE HDD ForumScrewed up, turned on AHCI after running as IDE for 3 yrs ForumDisk Boot Failure Insert System Disk, New HDD ForumSSD freezing using IDE-SATA adapter ForumCan I switch from AHCI to IDE without re-format/re-install? ForumDifference between ahci and ide ForumIntermittent SATA 3.0 (6G) ports ASUS P6X58D-E, AHCI mode ForumSATA Master/Slave with IDE Emulation ForumGA-p55-ud3+crucial M4 SATA 3 SSD- no post with ahci , no boot with ide ForumRouter Setup ForumHow to connect 5 computers to internet ForumHow to make compatible data card with all wifi router ForumHow do I uninstall / re-install a home network under win 7?? ForumHow to force internet from lan connection More resources Read discussions in other Networking categories Routers Gateways VPN LAN WAN Firewalls Cisco Netgear !