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do you own IDE controller?

Postby jtan on Sun Jun 01, 2003 2:58 pm

hi there,

is it worth it to have one? i'm running out of IDE channels... IDE channel 1 have two 80gb HD, IDE channel 2 have DVD writer and DVD-ROM, I want to hook back my Lite-On LTR48125W so i can use it instead of using my DVD writer to burn CD-Rs.. any suggestion?
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Postby cfitz on Sun Jun 01, 2003 3:26 pm

Here are some choices:

Promise:
Ultra66 - $23
Ultra100 - $29
Ultra133 - $34

Siig:
Ultra66 - $21
Ultra100 - $28
Ultra133 - $38

Get one suitable for your hard drives, and then put the hard drives on it, leaving the optical drives attached to the mother-board's controller.

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Postby MonteLDS on Sun Jun 01, 2003 4:14 pm

i own a promise controler card, ata100, i never use it though :D I got a board with RAID and said forget it
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Postby lightningbaron on Sun Jun 01, 2003 5:01 pm

I have used controllers by Promise.

In one of my PCs, I moved my hard drives to the Promise IDE controller and leave my optical drives to the onboard IDE controllers.
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Postby eliminator on Sun Jun 01, 2003 10:27 pm

Promise rules ! ... got 2 100ATA, no probs. 8)
Wake up ATI :-)
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Postby Action Jackson on Mon Jun 02, 2003 1:32 am

I've got 2 Tx2's by Promise.

One is ATA100, the other is ATA133.

No problems.
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Postby eliminator on Mon Jun 02, 2003 1:55 am

yup - mine is TX2 !
Wake up ATI :-)
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Postby jtan on Mon Jun 02, 2003 2:45 pm

is ATA100 ultradma 6? or is it ATA133?
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Postby cfitz on Mon Jun 02, 2003 2:49 pm

5 = 100
6 = 133

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Postby socheat on Mon Jun 02, 2003 6:01 pm

I have onboard raid and a Promise 133tx2 card. I use the regular IDE channels to run my dvd drive and burner, and the onboard raid and promise card to run my raid5. :)

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