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    Question ATA support needed

    Hi all

    I need to renew my Mobo and have been looking for a good one with a chipset that supports four ATA devices. I have my two DVD units and two ATA HD's that I want to keep and then some SATA units also. Most of the new chipsets support only two ATA units and some of them like the new Intel chipsets have no ATA support. Recommendations for a AM2/Core2Duo Mobo with such support would be appreciated. I have not found any yet that have DDR2/800 support and are good gaming Mobo's. Also I would like to ask it the solution could be a ad-on card (PCI or PCIe)? I have seen some ATA cards available but I have no idea if they can be used as a on board ATA plug for HD/DVD use.

    All advice highly appreciated.

    Aleks

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    Default Re: ATA support needed

    The cheapest and quicker way would be to buy an addon card, plug it in, plug your ATA devices in, boot up.
    I've been using one for years on the computer I use for video edits, haven't had any problems yet
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    Default Re: ATA support needed

    If you do get an add on card make sure its not PCI, the bandwidth is too slow for a HDD go for pciex1 orx4 or x8 I would recommend planning for a board with a pcie x4 slot
    Last edited by buhweet; 12-01-2006 at 08:41 AM.
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    It would be quiet but I have 1 noisy Vantek that blows like a turbine. A crappy generic case which with cammo paint and holes all over.



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    Default Re: ATA support needed

    Ummm buhweet .... I don't know what to say about that last answer of yours. PCI slots have been used for ATA and SCSI cards for many, many years and work just fine.
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    Default Re: ATA support needed

    I mean that the bandwidth of the card is not fast enough, correct me if im wrong but I thought that a PCI card had a bandwidth of 333mb and the PCIe x1
    almost 2x that at 533mbps or so. I also though that a ATA drive had a bandwidth od SATA which was really stupid, I should have researched.
    Sorry!
    Mobo...............Asus P5N-SLI (NF570)
    RAM................2 GB Kingston DDR2/667 CL5
    GPU................Evga e-GeForce 7900GTO 512MB
    CPU................Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 2MB L2
    HDD................Hitachi 160 GB IDE
    Disk Drive.........Sony DVD+-RW 16x IDE
    PSU................BFG 650W (on sale for 80$, 80$off!!)
    OS..................Windows XP Home SP2
    Sound card......Sound Blaster x-FI xtreme music
    Overclocked somewhat w/Arctic cooler freezer 7 pro
    other info: saitek eclipse red backlit keyboard
    cheap micro innovations wireless optical mouse
    logitech x-530 speakers (5.1)
    18" viewable KDS CRT monitor (I'll upgrade when it dies)
    about 8 80MM fans and I sleeved most of the cables
    It would be quiet but I have 1 noisy Vantek that blows like a turbine. A crappy generic case which with cammo paint and holes all over.



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    Talking Re: ATA support needed

    Thx guy's. I appreciate your help. I'll use your advice and get me a PATA ad-on card that can handle my "old " HD's .

    Aleks

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    Default Re: ATA support needed

    Quote Originally Posted by Aleks View Post
    Thx guy's. I appreciate your help. I'll use your advice and get me a PATA ad-on card that can handle my "old " HD's .

    Aleks

    Currently one C2D Board supports 4 IDE devices.The MSI 975X Platinum Power Up Edition.This board has also got the prestigious Toms Hardware Editor's Choice Award.

    Go here for the review :-

    http://www.tomshardware.com/2006/10/...duo/page8.html

    Another Review :-

    http://enthusiast.hardocp.com/articl...ZW50aHVzaWFzdA==


    U can go for an AM2 system if u like to.U can go for the MSI K9NGM2

    http://www.msi.com.tw/program/produc...il.php?UID=735

    I suggest u go for the MSI 975X Platinum Power Up Edition coz it's got onboard 4 IDE support & u won't have to buy any additional PATA card & it's also very affordable among 975x boards for C2D without sacrificing performance & it's also Quad Core ready.
    Last edited by AMDATHLONFX; 01-14-2007 at 09:29 PM.

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