Does this motherboard support ATA 100?


I am thick. When someone told me they had 512 RAM i thought they owned a farm.

Ok, i am interested in buying this motherboard (see below). However i am unsure whether my IBM ATA 100 Hard drive will work with it? Someone at my work (who takes apart computers - although i have never seen him put one back together) said that ATA 100 is basically IDE. So i need a motherboard which supports IDE. Is this true? Secondly, what slot would an ATA 100 be slotted into on a motherboard. Can i put it in the SATA 150 controller which this motherboard has got?

Come on experts, help this newbie out.

Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe nForce2 (Socket A) Motherboard (MB-050-AS)
Another excellent solution from the A7N8X series is here. The A7N8X-E Deluxe motherboard improves on the popular A7N8X Deluxe by adding Gigabit LAN and the exclusive ASUS Wi-Fi slot for easy wireless LAN setup. Of course, innovative features such as AGPPro/8x, Dolby® digital 6-channel audio, onboard IEEE 1394, Serial ATA, dual-channel DDR 400 and a dual LAN design are still included in this latest board.

- 3 x 184pin DDR-SDRAM ports (Supporting up to PC3200)
- 5 x PCI slots
- 1 x AGP Pro (4x/8x) slot
- Dual Channel DDR400 support
- 2 x UDMA133 (supports upto 4 device)
- Serial ATA150 Controller
- 6 x USB 2.0 ports
- Firewire IEEE 1394 ports
- Onboard dual Marvell Gigabit LAN & Nvidia 10/100 LAN
- Nvidia SoundStorm / Dolby Digital Audio
- Nivida Nforce 2 Chipset
- Asus Wi-Fi Slot
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  1. Yes that board supports ata 100. Ata 100 is the most common ide, or pata speed. Ide are the wide ribbon cables that go in the 40 pin socket on the mobo.
  2. Quote:
    Can i put it in the SATA 150 controller which this motherboard has got?

    No as such, no, but you <i>can</i> get converters which plug into the back of the drive which allow you to use the SATA150 cable. But for you I don't think there's much point in this.

    what slot would an ATA 100 be slotted into on a motherboard.

    One of these:
    - 2 x UDMA133 (supports upto 4 device)

    preferably the lowest numbered one.

    Make sure your HDD is set to MASTER, but it probably already is.

    Be aware that if you're taking a HDD out of an existing system and connecting it to a new motherboard you should really re-format it & re-install windows.

    What other parts are you buying with this board? just curious.

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