Seasons greetings to the members of this group.
I am new to the workings of SATA, I have not taken a lot of notice of
it as I have been happy using the old ATA setup, but my P4C800 Deluxe
is getting old and I currently have 2 IDE hard drives on the first IDE
port and a DVD burner and a CD-ROM drive on the second IDE port.
I am slowly buying components to build a new computer, I wanted to buy
a SATA DVD burner and replace both of the existing DVD and CD drives.
I currently have a new Motherboard, CPU, Heatsink Fan and DDR2 ram,
waiting on Hard Drives, Video Card and Power Supply.
Is it possible to leave my 2 ATA IDE hard drives as they are for the
moment and plug the new SATA DVD burner into one of the SATA ports on
the old P4C800 board?
Grateful for any assistance.