I know many people have posted threads about the SATA on this mobo, but it seems nobody else is trying to do what I am. Here is my specs: Asus K8V SE deluxe socket 754 AMD athlon 3200+ ~2.2ghz Radeon X800 pro 256mb 1.5 gigs corsair RAM 80gig WD IDE HDD 250gig WD SATA HDD Creative Audigy 2 zs platinum pro I have my IDE drive as my primary and my SATA as my secondary. At first, the problem was I couldnt get the SATA drive to even read on windows with just normal SATA. It would show up at boot and in the BIOS and everything. Then, I set it up as a single drive 1+0 Stripe RAID, then after installed the correct RAID controller drivers I finally got Windows to detect the drive. Well, I go to format the drive, and with the default windows formatting thing, it wouldnt even start, it would just freeze up. Then I would try that about 4 times and the whole computer would just freeze, mouse pointer and everything. Then, I tried using my copy of Partition Magic 8, and the drive would get to about 80 percent formatting and then it would either give me an error or just completely lock-up like above. Then, when I rebooted after it froze windows would take about 10 times longer to start up, or it would give me a "video mode not supported" message and nothing else would happen. So right now im stuck with my little 80 gig IDE, the 250g is plugged in and I deleted to RAID configuration so windows doesnt even recognize the drive as being there. Can someone tell me how to get this to work without having to use RAID? Because it seems RAID just messes up my computer. Oh, and another thing, I have the SATA HDD plugged into the SATA PRI port on the mobo.