stupid ide question

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by macromp, Dec 8, 2003.

  1. macromp

    macromp the retarded one

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    ok, i was thinking about getting an Abit KV8-MAX3 mobo and it has s-ata...does that mean i have to buy a s-ata hard drive or will my old eide one work (i'm thinking no!)
     
  2. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    you should still have at least 2 ide channels... one fdd channel and then your s-ata channels...

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    there you can see the primary and secondary IDE channels...

    and following is the complete board layout...

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  3. macromp

    macromp the retarded one

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  4. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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  5. macromp

    macromp the retarded one

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    ok thanks, i've looked at those pictures about 8 times and still have no idea if they'll work lol =\
     
  6. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    what do you mean work ?

    which p-ata or s-ata ?

    afaik both should work perfectly fine and you have multiple RAID options...

    however if you can afford a 64bit processor and that mobo.. you should be able to afford a cheaper s-ata drive too :cool:
     
  7. macromp

    macromp the retarded one

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    yeah i think it's best, i think i'll scrap the tft and get one of them s-ata things and more ram!
     
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    macromp the retarded one

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    ok before i go there...my current hdd is a Seagate Barracuda 80Gb 7200rpm UDMA100 Hard Drive, will that work on that motherboard?
     
  9. Sazar

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    yes m8... thats what I have been saying from the first post...

    :cool:

    the first pic I posted is the IDE channels which your IDE drive will plug into... max of 4 IDE devices will be supported in those 2 IDE channels..
     
  10. macromp

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    ok, thanks, i just get edgy when there's something new that i don't understand =P (most things to do with pooters, by the time i've learnt it it's out of date)