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SATA Port Legacy or Native IDE mode?

  1. #1


    Nigel Molesworth Guest

    SATA Port Legacy or Native IDE mode?

    My motherboard has the option "Set SATA Port 0~3 to operate at [Legacy /
    Native] IDE mode." The default is Legacy, which seems a bit odd.

    Any thoughts?


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  2. #2


    peter Guest

    Re: SATA Port Legacy or Native IDE mode?

    Your mobo manual should explain the difference
    peter
    "Nigel Molesworth" <reply@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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    > My motherboard has the option "Set SATA Port 0~3 to operate at [Legacy /
    > Native] IDE mode." The default is Legacy, which seems a bit odd.
    >
    > Any thoughts?
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    John Guest

    Re: SATA Port Legacy or Native IDE mode?

    I suspect your MB is giving you the option to run your SATA drive in ATA
    compatible mode. That would allow for installing an OS for which you didn't
    have the SATA drivers. You could then get those drivers, install them and
    take the HDD out of ATA compatibility mode.

    "Nigel Molesworth" <reply@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news8ide39vhdppfhet0r2b9p5ohnom5cd1kc@xxxxxx

    > My motherboard has the option "Set SATA Port 0~3 to operate at [Legacy /
    > Native] IDE mode." The default is Legacy, which seems a bit odd.
    >
    > Any thoughts?
    >


      My System SpecsSystem Spec


SATA Port Legacy or Native IDE mode?