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IDE -> SATA Compatibility

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Will a GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P motherboard support my current IDE hard drives? I don't see it in the specs but I'm told IDE and the MB will work together.

I think I'll need to buy a SATA hard drive. And now that I think about it, probably a new DVD drive/burner too.
Who is correct?
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You can keep your 2 hard drives and just buy a SATA DVD Burner or buy a PCI CONTROLLER CARD for the dvd burner. But the PCI CONTROLLER CARD has to have the silicon image chipset controller.

IMHO for your situation I'd just buy a new large capacity SATA Hard drive and use your dvd burner on the one ide channel that the UD3P mobo has. I have my UD3P setup that way since I own many dvd burners. You can always use the ide hard drives that you have in a external enclosure.

Just my
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