my setup

Discussion in 'Recording' started by rickster, Jan 10, 2005.

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  1. rickster

    rickster Guest

    Hi out there i have just bought a new set up and need to ask you guys a question can i mix normal ata hdd's with the new sata hdd's ? my setup is a pentium 4 ,3ghz with a asrock p4v88 motherbaord probably not the best board but this is how it came standard i only have a soundblaster live platinum with breakout box but im just starting and my budget is low is this a good setup for making music :-? would be happy for any comments be gentle guys just starting out thanks
     
  2. Big_D

    Big_D Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to RO.

    Yes you can and your operating system will determine how many you can support. With XP or 2K you can have 6 devices (2 SATA and 4 IDE) with 98 or ME only 4 devices are supported. The reason for this is because in order to add an SATA device to 98/ME you must disable an IDE channel. I'm assuming your using XP as you said it's a new PC so you should have no problems.

    I hope this answered your question and happy recording.
     
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