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    Default PATA HD on AHCI-Raid? - GA-P35-DS3R

    Can I use 5 PATA IDE Hard drives with IDE-SATA adapters connected to the ICH9 Sata ports 0, 1, 2, 3, and 4 - running as a RAID 5 array? The drives are 500gb drives, so I hope to get a 2.5TB Raid5 array (2TB usable) - does the MB have a limtation on Array Size?

    I've not had problems with the adapters using them as single-drives, but haven't used them in AHCI mode or in a Raid.

    I'm trying to migrate from my LSI Megaraid i4 controller with it's 2TB (1.5TB usable) limitation and slow performance (35MB read avg.)... but using the same drives.

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    Default Re: PATA HD on AHCI-Raid? - GA-P35-DS3R

    No limitation on size anymore, but you may have a issue running RAID thru IDE to SATA adapters for sure

    Best thing you could do is backup that data and buy new SATA drives I would think

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    Default Re: PATA HD on AHCI-Raid? - GA-P35-DS3R

    The Intel Matrix Storage Manager documentation states that IDE to SATA adapters aren't supported.

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    Default Re: PATA HD on AHCI-Raid? - GA-P35-DS3R

    Quote Originally Posted by kcconlin9319 View Post
    The Intel Matrix Storage Manager documentation states that IDE to SATA adapters aren't supported.
    Thanks for the reply. I didn't think to look at Intel's site.. tons of info there. I see that they don't "support" or recommend it - but they don't say that it -won't- work... so it's likely a hit-miss based on the type of drives and adapter. LINK

    As new SATA drives would cost way too much, I'm going to try it anyhow. I don't think I would get corrupted data issues - it's either going to work or not... right?

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    Default Re: PATA HD on AHCI-Raid? - GA-P35-DS3R

    SATA drives are actually pretty cheap nowadays depending on where you live. They are MUCH faster, and that is what I would be looking into unless you are flat broke

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