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Old 12-03-2006, 09:02 PM   #1
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I got this motherboard and was wondering if I could connect my Sata, and IDE hard drive at the same time?
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Old 12-03-2006, 09:07 PM   #2
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Yes, you can. It has a single IDE port. Lol older motherboards use to have two--but now, seems like they all have at least a minimum of one now. They're starting to phase them out.
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Ok thanks, thats the mobo I chose for my build I made a thread about earlier too...
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The only reason why they have IDE is because of optical drives. I guess you could share one IDE lane with the hard drive and optical drive, but that's not recommended.
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Ahhh, ya I just thought about that I forgot about my CD drive...I hop I can find a cable long enough to reach from the top of the case to the bottom...
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Only thing about that setup is that I hate having my hard drive sharing a channel with anything else. It's bound to get a performance hit.
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Well if you share two IDE hard drives it's not that bad. Combinations aren't good though.
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o well the hard drive is just an extra 160 gig storage drive I have had since I got a dell that is small form factor and was wandering if I could reincorporate it into this new build I guess i'll just stick with the 40 gig sata...
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It will work fine though if you do choose to use your older drive in there. I just wish DVD drives start using SATA. I want a HD DVD drive if available. It's bound to get popular once we start seeing a whole bunch of HD DVD medias.
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Ya, also, I need another question answered and if I can get it answered here I won't have to start a new thread. I have this case and it has two usb's on the front, and was wondering how those are supported...is it a standard connector on the motherboard or something that won't be supported with my build?
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