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    How many Hard drives on a mobo

    Hey guys

    Does any body know how many hard drives this motherboard can take?

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=543993

    How can you tell?

    What do you think of the board?

    Thanks!

    Brent

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    2 x IDE (4 if you have 2 slaves)
    4 x SATA II

    Its in the description (technical specs) on the link you posted and you can see on the picture..
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    So in theory 8?

    I thought you could either have a motherboard which supports ide or sata not both?

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    Yes, you can run up to 8 drives, and no, they're two separate interfaces, not mutually exclusive.
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    No, sata and ide, although some chipsets have dropped ide and motherboard manufacturers have stuck on a controller(jmicron) not sure if that board has native 2xide

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    IDE is pretty much a dead interface anyway, most boards just stick one IDE interface for optical drives these days, but that could change soon enough.
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    I'm surprised the 965's ICH8 dropped it because most optical drives are still IDE

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    Why bother with integrating a whole subsystem that's hardly used on the NB when board manufacturers can add a standalone controller as small as your pinky nail if desired?

    ATA is even starting to die off on optical drives.
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    True, but I'm not one that is going to junk a recently bought (£40 at the time) Sony DVD-RW, just because Intel thinks its backwards. Admittedly the add on controller is the answer, but I still think it would be better to have it native to the NB.

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    True, but I'm not one that is going to junk a recently bought (£40 at the time) Sony DVD-RW, just because Intel thinks its backwards. Admittedly the add on controller is the answer, but I still think it would be better to have it native to the NB.


    Absoloutely, the choice of native sata dvd-rw that actually work and produce equivalent burns of current ide drives, I would love to know where to buy them. It should have been phased out gradually, with at least one native ide channel, for those of us who care about the end quality of the media/burn

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    You can just stick in a SATA controller card in a PCI slot so the number of drives is more likely to be limited by your case.

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