IDE HDD as backup in a sata pc

jrocker23 Posts 1 Registration date Tuesday February 2, 2010 Status Member Last seen February 3, 2010 - Feb 3, 2010 at 12:15 AM
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I would like to know if someone here can help me out. I have an HP Pavillion Desktop p6320y (sata connections). I also have a brand new 500gb HDD (ide) that I want to add (Both HDD are WD) . I purchased an " ide to sata mini vertical bridge" to connect the old hdd to my new system. I can get it setup and recognized but when my pc boots it hangs at the opening HP screen until I hit enter or press a mouse button. Is there a way to fix this so it boots straight to windows?

Please let me know if you need more info, thanks in advance

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Feb 3, 2010 at 06:01 AM
Hi there,

Instead you can purchase an ide enclosure and fit the hard drive in it and use it as external hard drive by usb.