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    Reviews - ASUS P6X58D-E motherboard review

    ASUS revives the X58 platform with a premium motherboard with a mid-range price.
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    Re: Reviews - ASUS P6X58D-E motherboard review

    We reckon six SATA ports are enough for most people.
    Probably true, but it's a stretch for me. I'm currently using 8 and have space in my case for another 4, but that HDD bay is removable so I keep my 'portable' storage in there

    I don't see the loss of IDE as a bad thing, either. Yes there are still some legacy HDDs floating around (hell, I have one) but let's be honest: anyone buying i7 is going to have a SATA drive for boot and if they really have an IDE drive they want to put in, PCI-IDE adaptor cards aren't expensive - likely less so overall than putting an IDE port on every mobo.

    As for eSATA.. well I've never used it and IMO it's going to die out as USB3 becomes more prevalent, as USB3 offers many advantages and no disadvantages over eSATA.
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    Re: Reviews - ASUS P6X58D-E motherboard review

    Bought one of these a couple of months ago and can highly recommend it.

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    Re: Reviews - ASUS P6X58D-E motherboard review

    I reckon the lack of eSATA and IDE aren't really of great significance, especially as PCI/PCI-e cards for them are dirt cheap.

    The number of SATA ports is fine too, as adding in an extra PCI/PCI-e SATA card is again dirt cheap.

    I suspect this might be the board i go for when funds permit upgrading.
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    Re: Reviews - ASUS P6X58D-E motherboard review

    I might point out that there are actually 8 sata ports too, it hasn't explicitly been missed in the review but it gives the impression that there are only 6 on the board.. 8 is a good number I feel, though I suppose pushes the price/power consumption up due to needing another controller. Although my last two motherboards have both had 10

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    Re: Reviews - ASUS P6X58D-E motherboard review

    "No IDE" should be listed in the good section. You would have to be mad to buy an X58 motherboard and use an ancient PATA HDD.

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    Re: Reviews - ASUS P6X58D-E motherboard review

    no IDE ftw.

    so this or a UD3R?

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