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Asus P4C800-E Deluxe // (1) IDE HDD -Adding SATA

By RickM
Mar 29, 2005
  1. Hello,
    Thank you for taking the time to read this message.
    I have recently built a system using an Asus P4C800-E Deluxe mobo.
    A few years ago a 20 GIG HDD was decent but now with the much larger HDD's it is concidered pretty small.
    I am thinking of purchasing a 160 ~ 200 GB SATA HDD.
    I am currently using the 20 GIG "IDE" HDD .
    Could one of you "Pro's" tell me:
    (1) If I purchase a SATA can I still use the 20 GB IDE HDD ?
    (2) Are there any programs out there that I can transfer all the contents of the 20 GB IDE HDD to the SATA HDD ?
    (3) Will I be creating a headache for myself setting up the SATA HDD ?
    (4) Will the SATA make a noticable difference ?
    Any information will be appreciated.
    I am new to the world of SATA.
    Thank you.
    Rick M.
  2. HoopaJoop

    HoopaJoop TS Rookie Posts: 90

    It doesn't look like running both drives is an issue if you are using Windows 2000 or XP.

    From the Manual:
    I would not recommend using one SATA drive and one PATA drive if you want to set up RAID 0. The speeds should be the same on all drives used in a raid array.

    Check out pages 2-23 and 2-24 of the manual. It seems to indicate that you can use them together.

    If you don't have the manual you can download it here.

    Hope this helps.
  3. C0d3Warr10r

    C0d3Warr10r TS Rookie Posts: 33

    SATA Config

    Something else you may want to consider is totally junking the 20GIG in favor of a matching SATA drive to run in a RAID0 config (if your MB supports it) There are also ATA133 PCI card that you could tie into your old 20GIG and put a huge page file on it. Since its still functional, that would be a workable "afterlife" for it.


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  4. delta6six

    delta6six TS Rookie

    Hai All ,
    I Have Bought P4c800-e Deluxe Mobo To Make A Good Daw For May Studio. Please Help Me How I Can Add Hdds To Get raid0+1 Array.
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