Solved IDE1 On a Newish MoBo? Tags: Storage ASrock Motherboards Socket Last response: January 24, 2014 6:44 PM in Motherboards Share amboyscout January 24, 2014 6:29:46 PM My ASRock 980DE3/U3S3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard has an IDE1 socket..... Is this epically awesome, or is this just, bleh? It also has 10 sata ports. More about : ide1 newish mobo JohnPMyers a b G Storage a b V Motherboard January 24, 2014 6:34:39 PM IDE was how you connected hard drives, CD-ROM drives, etc. before SATA came along and sped everything up. It's only awesome if you really needed it for compatibility with older hardware. m 0 l Best solution aevm a b G Storage a b V Motherboard January 24, 2014 6:38:29 PM Yes, it is epically awesome!!! I've got a couple of IDE drives lying in the drawer since 2002. I could actually use that MB to see what's on them... The part about 10 SATA ports is impressive, but these days I'd rather use USB 3 externals. Share Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer amboyscout January 24, 2014 6:44:03 PM Oops, i meant 8 And 6 are SATA2, not SATA3... Well, i do have an older junk drive that i dont know whats on it.... I guess ill try it I just found out about this cool feature when i opened the mobo..... m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedBIOS anxiety: Do new Mobos usually come with a new(ish) BIOS? Forum Newbie Question: Newish DDR, Very Old Mobo/CPU Forum More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !