SATA - IDE in tandem

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by MBunny, Feb 20, 2004.

  1. MBunny

    MBunny XPerienced =P

    Melbourne, Australia
    My system currently already uses the IDE channels for my 2 optical drives and 2 ide drives.

    My question is... can i run a SATA hdd tandem to my ide's or does activating the SATA "Switch Off" my IDE drives.

    I'm running low on space atm and i'd rather add rather than substitute a drive.

    i'm running a Gigabyte 8IPE-1000 Pro2 if anyone is wondering. 865PE chipset.

    XP Home if that matters at all either.
  2. Blue Jack

    Blue Jack OSNN Addict

    Don't quote me, but I would say yes, it will run.

    I have an Asus p4pe, with both SATA drives in raid 0 with two other 80gs on the normal IDE, and I have had absolutely no problems ( also with DVD and CD-R).

    I don't know off the top of my head what promise chip I have.

    Not really a helpful post :/ Other than the info that I got it to work on a different board.
  3. toretto

    toretto Mentally Absent

    Mankato, Minnesota, USA
    no, running sata will not shut off your ide capabilities, you have to do that manually in the bios