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Thread: Will this harddrive be compatible with my current HDD?

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    Im planning on getting a 200gb hdd soon (maybe next xmas or earlier if have the $$). I want want to know if my primary (master) hard drive ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...144-152&depa=0 ), will be able to work well with this hard drive (will be the secondary/slave hdd), http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144153 ....

    A friend of mine told me that a a hard can only work with the hard drive of same size and same type, which sounds a bit false. I know that IDE can only work with IDE, and SATA can only work with SATA. please correct me if im wrong...

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    It will work with ANY drive.
    The only time the size/specs have to be the same is if your doing a RAID config (you most likely are not).

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    ok thanks, for the quick answer. I think i'll definetely get that 200gb or even a 250gb if i have the money

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    You know what.
    sorry i didn't look at the link before, that hard drive is a SATA drive....not ide.
    i'm not sure if your motherboard supports sata.

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    and also to clarify even further, I have a 80gb SATA as my primary (master) and 2 IDE drives as slaves. So they DO operate together. as a side note, my mobo has built in SATA. (ASUS P4C800-E deluxe)
    Last edited by McrslV; 06-08-2005 at 02:06 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rossco
    You know what.
    sorry i didn't look at the link before, that hard drive is a SATA drive....not ide.
    i'm not sure if your motherboard supports sata.
    If it's this DFI Lanparty board (Click) that is in his sig then yes it does support SATA:
    * Supports four SATA

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