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would this affect my computer?

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i just realized that i have an ide 400gb seagate hard drive
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sure why not? you could always use the extra storage space. speed wise it wouldn't help though.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 4790K [4.6GHz] [1.25V] Asus Maximus VII Formula [BIOS 3003] NVIDIA GTX 1080 Ti FE [2050MHz] [12GHz QDR] Samsung MV-3V4G3 16GB (4x4GB) DDR3 2133 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Intel 535 Series 240GB [RAID 1] Crucial M500 960GB Seagate Barracuda 3TB Western Digital VelociRaptor 500GB [RAID 0] 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Corsair H110i GT (Qty 2) Phanteks PH-F140XP Microsoft Windows 10 Pro [64-bit] Dell S2716DG [G-Sync] 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer BlackWidow Chroma EVGA Supernova G2 1300W NZXT H440 [Black/Red] Logitech G900 
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Razer Firefly Logitech G933 
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post #3 of 4
if its your system drive, yes, a sata drive will speed it up some

you can keep it for a storage drive tho
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I threw a 200GB IDE drive (though it's a WD Black that before broke speed records) in a PC with Athlon II x2, 4GB of some nice DDR2-800 RAM, 785G mobo/graphics... small bottleneck if any. Boot time is average and similar to all other Win7 systems with SATA hard drive. Most hard drives didn't saturate even IDE.
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