How to connect a sata hdd with existing Pata HDD ?
I has bought a 320GB sata HDD.I already have 40GB pata HDD with XP OS.I want to know how to connect sata along with pata.
As i want to copy my data on Sata HDD.Before this should i install OS on Sata.
If your computer is new enough, your sata drive should have come with a sata cable that will plug directly into your mother board on the sata1 or sata0 connection
You can use the sata drive for data only and keep the pata for the OS. If you want to install Win XP on the sata drive, you need to have the drivers available on a floppy disk. During the XP setup you need to press F6 to install a third party driver. Do a google search on this, it’s very popular.
There are also cables that support SATA connections on the hard drive side and convert to a PATA on the mother board side. You would also need a cable that connects SATA power on the hard drive side and 4 pin molex on the other side (power supply)
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