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    Question Will an IDE to SATA converter work without OS?

    So I plan to build a system soon, but I dont have quite enough money to get a brand new hard drive to go with it. So I thought I would use an old IDE drive from my previous computer. What I would like to know is, would the converter work if I have no OS on the system, as in I'm just gonna plug it in, boot up and try to install Windows. Since this is my first forum post I cant post links ._. but what I am planning to get is a StarTech Bi-Directional SATA IDE Adapter from Amazon. Thanks a bunch.

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    Re: Will an IDE to SATA converter work without OS?

    it should do, those sorts of things don't have drivers or such, you'll be speed limited of course.

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    Re: Will an IDE to SATA converter work without OS?

    I don't mind the speed. Since I'm using ide in the first place anyway. Thanks for the response. So I guess I'll be getting it then.

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