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stupid ide question

macromp

the retarded one
#1
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!)
 

Sazar

F@H - Is it in you?
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#2
you should still have at least 2 ide channels... one fdd channel and then your s-ata channels...

-edit-



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

and following is the complete board layout...

 

Sazar

F@H - Is it in you?
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#6
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:
 

macromp

the retarded one
#8
ok before i go there...my current hdd is a Seagate Barracuda 80Gb 7200rpm UDMA100 Hard Drive, will that work on that motherboard?
 

Sazar

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#9
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..
 

macromp

the retarded one
#10
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when there's something new that i don't understand =P (most things to do with pooters, by the time i've learnt it it's out of date)
 

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