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    Question Core 2 Duo boards with IDE RAID?

    Haven't been able to find any (seeing as the 965 chipset only has one IDE connector lol)

    But I heard the 650i chipset might be able to do that though? Not sure if thats true as I haven't been able to find anything on that.. can anyone confirm here if that mobo can do IDE RAID?

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    Nope, just SATA afaik, the Asus P5N-E only has 1 IDE connector, the interface is only being kept alive for DVD writers really...

    You could get a board with SATA RAID and get IDE->SATA converters and do the same job, but they can be awful pricey. :/
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    Yeah just looking at the prices for them now hmm... either that or a extra IDE RAID card... (have some CF-IDE adapters waiting to be used lol)

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    Yeah, an IDE controller would work out cheaper in most cases.
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    Actually wait the P5N-E SLI does have two IDE connectors... the 650i chipset comes with two its the 680i that doesnt. The only thing to find out is the RAID thingy (im worried about clearance probs if I do get a RAID card as its going in a HTPC case so vertically I will be challenged hence it would be better if mobo could do it) apparently nforce 4 could do IDE raid as well as SATA so maybe the current ones can too.

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    If you have XP Pro, XP x64, or Vista Business/Ultimate you could go with pure software raid even if the board doesn't have IDE BIOS RAID support on the motherboard.
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    Oh now thats an option thanks for that. (Performance wise it doesn't mess up the computer too much though?)

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    Nope, makes no discernible difference, all those cheap IDE/SATA RAID cards/motherboards are only bog standard controllers with a RAID BIOS plopped on top, all the real work is done in the NT kernel driver.
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