Home News Reviews Forums Shop


Asus P4C800E Deluxe and HD setup

CPU's? Motherboards? Video cards? Talk about it here.

Asus P4C800E Deluxe and HD setup

Postby dbreaux on Tue Nov 25, 2003 9:00 pm

I've got this mobo heading my way from Newegg but before it arrives I do have some questions. These are the storage devices I plan to install: cd burner, dvd burner, dvd-rom, and 2 hard drives. I do not wish to use any sort of RAID array. Is it possible to install the optical storage devices (3) and one hard drive on the ATA 100 controllers and the editional hard drive (SATA) on the SATA controller without having to go into any sort of RAID setup?
dbreaux
Buffer Underrun
 
Posts: 41
Joined: Sat Dec 14, 2002 2:32 pm
Location: Killeen, TX

Postby tazdevl on Tue Nov 25, 2003 9:34 pm

Yes. You just have to set the RAID controller function to IDE in the BIOS. You can plug into either the ICH5R SATA ports (built into the southbridge) or the add-in RAID chip ports.

FYI you don't want to put an optical drive on the SATA channels. You'll need to get a SATA->IDE Adapter like Abit's Seriell adapter.
RIG:
P4 2.6C, Thermalright SP94/Panaflo 92MM M1A, IC7 Max3, Swifty MCX159, 1GB Geil PC4000 Ultra Plat, Radeon 8500, Audigy 2, 2X WD Raptor RAID 0, WD 250GB SE, Plex 708A, 166SDVD, LianLi PC75, XP Pro.
User avatar
tazdevl
CD-RW Player
 
Posts: 979
Joined: Tue May 14, 2002 11:03 pm

Postby dbreaux on Wed Nov 26, 2003 3:02 am

Thanks....I'm putting the optical drives on the standard EIDE connection....the extra HD on the SATA
dbreaux
Buffer Underrun
 
Posts: 41
Joined: Sat Dec 14, 2002 2:32 pm
Location: Killeen, TX


Return to General Hardware Discussion

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

All Content is Copyright (c) 2001-2017 CDRLabs Inc.