I am thinking about buying a new pc but using my old HDD to power it. I am buying a bare-bones kit from tigerdirect.com. The motherboard has a ATA-100 IDE port on it. and my old HDD is a pata drive so I am wondering if I plug it in will it work? I also have a DDO on it so that win XP can boot from the HDD.
here is a link to the mother board I am buying in the kit that comes with everything.
no there are all different versions of IDE supported hdd's and every IDE has different bus speeds and can support different hdd's so thats why i asked I wasn't sure but it looks as though it will work. unless anyone can tell me different.