Yes. This was nto always true. I stuck with only VIA chip sets for years only because I wanted tio use old drives in new motherboards.
Put Old SATA Drive Into New Computer
Yesterday I swapped out the new SATA drive on a new computer and put in my “old” drive from older machine. The older PC is an Athlon and new is Pentium Dual Core . Old had windows XP and new oneVista.
In my mind I thought it wold go pretty well and I had a slight fever which explains why I didn’t back everything up and I DID panicked halfway through. This was one of those times when it DID go well.
I took out the old sata drive- with all my stuff, Windows XP o/s installed, all my applications, email, EVERYTHING.. I removed the new drive in new PC . I popped in old drive. I got my Windows Xp intsall disc ready ( must be bootable) and put it in dvd drive. I powered up and chose upgrade option. 30 minutes later my old computer was new again. So far zero issues.
I had no problems with RAID controllers, etc. All I did was upgrade and I have my old drive installed with all my stuff on it in the new machine. Works perfectly.
I am not that crazy about the new machine- it is faster and smaller however there is no IDE connection on the motherboard at all- new burner is SATA as well. Means I can’t swap out dead and dying drives with ones that are lying around.
I haven’t looked closely but also I don’t see a spot for Floppy drive on motherboard… which I only need.. when I REALLY need it.
In some weird twist of fate, I thought would take me same amount of time to put in the new drive to old computer for kids and was a DISASTER. Spent hours trying to get it to work. My biggest issue was loss of power when I connected IDE cables to hard drive or DVD drive. I was able to fix by resetting CMOS.
I have all ready come across a problem not have IDE connection. One of my external drives failed today ( co-incidence??) and this is heart wrenching.