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can i use an ATA hard drive as a slave with a motherboard that uses SATA?

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I don't believe that you can since they each uses a different HDD controler. The SATA HDD on the SATA controller etc.... They will both have different drive letters too. Does your mobo have ATA connecters?

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Uhm, yes you can, Im doing it, I use the ATA133 drive as a back up and I have two raptors in raid 0 as the master.
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Uhm, yes you can, Im doing it, I use the ATA133 drive as a back up and I have two raptors in raid 0 as the master.
How would that be a slave than?
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I cant post the exact info at the moment because i am work. Maybe saying slave is the wrong term i just want to be able to access the video files i have on the drive from the pc in what ever configuration that would work.....I will get a SATA hard drive to install windows on to be the master hard drive.
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because two drives are primary and one is a primary too, just acts as a slave.
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because two drives are primary and one is a primary too, just acts as a slave.
I see what you are saying!! I was confused by the term "slave". Yes you can use any combination of drives.
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cool, thanks
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