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.