Hi have AGP hdd but planning to upgrade to PCI mobo please help

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hi um. i have just recently bought a 250 gb hdd for my agp motherboard but now im planning to upgrade to a pci motherboard. is it possible to use my HDD?


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AGP and PCI are expansion card slots, AGP is for Video cards, PCI can be used for anything, Video cards, Modems, NIC, etc. now if your talking about PCI Express that is the newer technology that is replacing AGP for Video cards. But none of this has any effect on HDD.

What you need to know is what type of connector your hard drive has (IDE or SATA) and make sure the new Mobo can support it.
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woops thnks sori

um yeah i have an IDE hdd and im planning on buying this motherboard

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GA-K8NS ULTRA-939

my friend told me it supports IDE so should be ok!

thnx for help bgnn32
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Does it have 1 or 2 IDE Headers? and how many CD-ROM's are you going to have, each IDE Header can support 2 devices, so if you have 2 CD-ROM's and 1 IDE Header you still will not have room for you HDD, if it has 2 IDE Headers you will be all set.

Although you can always get an expantion card with IDE Headers too.

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