Serial ATA150 Hard Drive and ATA133 Mobo?

By Mackio ยท 4 replies
Dec 14, 2008
  1. Hi,
    I'm looking at parts to build a computer and I'm not sure if there will be a compatibility issue with the Hard Drive and Mobo I chose as the hard drive uses Serial ATA150 while the Mobo seems to only support ATA133.
    Here are the specs,

    150Gb WD 10000RPM SATA HDD VelociRaptor WD1500HLFS 16Mb Cache; Serial ATA150


    Gigabyte GA-EP45T-DS3R P45 MB


    4 x 1.5V DDR3 DIMM sockets supporting up to 16 GB of system memory Dual channel memory architecture Support for DDR3 1900 (O.C.)/1600/1333/1066/800 MHz memory modules (Refer to Memory support list for more information PCI: 1 x PCI Express x16 slot 1 x PCI Express x8 slot (The PCIEx16 and PCIEx8 slots support ATI CrossFireX technology and conform to PCI Express 2.0 standard.) 3 x PCI Express x1 slot 2 x PCI slots Audio: Realtek ALC889A codec High Definition Audio 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel Support for Dolby Home Theater Support for S/PDIF In/Out Support for CD In LAN: 2 x Realtek 8111C chips (10/100/1000 Mbit) Support for Teaming Storage Interface: South Bridge:

    6 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors supporting up to 6 SATA 3Gb/s devices Support for SATA RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, and RAID 10 JMicron 368 chip: 1 x IDE connector supporting ATA-133/100/66/33 and up to 2 IDE devices ITE8718 chip: 1 x floppy disk drive connector supporting up to 1 floppy disk drive DualBIOS: Yes (Virtual DualBIOS) IEEE 1394: T.I. TSB43AB23 chip Up to 3 IEEE 1394a ports (2 on the back panel, 1 via the IEEE 1394a bracket connected to the internal IEEE 1394a header) USB: Integrated in the South Bridge

    Up to 12 USB 2.0/1.1 ports (8 on the back panel, 4 via the USB brackets connected to the internal USB headers)

    Form Factor: ATX Warranty: 3 years Weight: 2kg

    Any help would be appreciated.
  2. adweston

    adweston Banned Posts: 242

    That will be fine.. It has SATA and PATA (ATA133) on the board.. You're good.
  3. Mackio

    Mackio TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Great, Thanks for that
  4. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    you'ld be better sticking to 1 type of HD if possible, but most new mobos work ok with both now.
  5. Justin

    Justin TS Rookie Posts: 942

    Tedster, this is now maybe the 5th time you have said that and maybe the 5th time I have called you out on it. You are wrong, and until you can post one iota of proof that having both an IDE and a SATA drive in a system is a bad idea, you will continue to be wrong.

    There is absolutely nothing bad about having both an IDE drive and a SATA drive in a system. I'm working on one right now. Another acts a fileserver for myself at home. Several of our older servers boot off IDE then run the OS off a SATA drive at our datacenter.

    SATA II has been out for years. Even boards as ancient as the Intel 865GBFL "generic" desktop boards had absolutely no problem with SATA/IDE mixes. Even ancient NForce 2 boards had no problem.
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