Serial ATA

By chris86
Dec 13, 2003
  1. I'm htinking about buying a new Motherboard but the main dilemma is that i do not know wether i should buy one that supports SATA or not. I've understood that a motherboard with SATA does only support SATA harddrives and NOT standar HD drives. Is this correct? How muc faster/better are the SATA drives? Should i consider start using SATA instead of the "old" system?

    Thanks in advance!
  2. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,591   +388

    No - that's not true chris86 - many SATA capable motherboards also have connections for IDE devices. Take a look at the wonderful Asus P4P800 Deluxe.
  3. chris86

    chris86 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks. Do you know wether IDE works with Asus A7N8X Deluxe ?
  4. Tarkus

    Tarkus TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 837

    Yes it does. I run SATA RAID on the SATA controller and my CD/DVD drives off the IDE controller. You can also run IDE HDs at the same time, if you so desire.
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