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    SATA & PATA in the same box?

    I am building a pc based on an AMD FX53 and MSI K8N Neo2 m/b and wanted to know whether it is possible to have an SATA HD and a PATA HD running alongside eack other without probs - the SATA (a Seagate) would be the boot/apps drive, and the PATA (also a Seagate Barracuda/8Mb cache) would simply be storage.

    Need to get this baby up and running b4 HL2 hits the shelves (hard to preload without an HD...)

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    Yep, shouldn't be a problem at all - The biggest problem is usually configuring the BIOS and installing Windows in such a way that you get everything installed just the way you want it.

    I'm currently running two SATA and two PATA drives in the same system (An SATA Raptor as the boot device and the others for storage) without any problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vk2003
    I am building a pc based on an AMD FX53 and MSI K8N Neo2 m/b and wanted to know whether it is possible to have an SATA HD and a PATA HD running alongside eack other without probs - the SATA (a Seagate) would be the boot/apps drive, and the PATA (also a Seagate Barracuda/8Mb cache) would simply be storage.

    Need to get this baby up and running b4 HL2 hits the shelves (hard to preload without an HD...)
    I have a K8N Neo plat. board and I have 2x Seagate SATA and 2x WD PATA drives - I firstly removed the ide drives so windows setup only saw the SATA drives (didnt like to install on them with PATA drives in), then plugged them in once windows was up and running - runs sweet as mate...

    oh yeah my SATA drives were 200GB so had to use the nforce mass storage device drivers included on floppy so that windows xp setup would see them (originally would only recognise 131GB of the drive due to outdated driverset on original XP build) - SP1 or better sorts it though if you have that version of XP to install

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    my server has 4 ide and 2 sata drives in it

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