Connecting One SATA Drive?

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It may seem like a really stupid question, but is it possible to connect
only one ATA100 drive to my Abit NF7S mobo? I want to do this because my IDE
connections are becoming busy with 2 DVD drives etc. and I wanted to take my
120Gb Deskstar onto the SATA connectors. I have the adaptor cable.
I'm also using a Promise Fastrack100 with 2 Deskstar 80Gb in a Raid 0
configuration as my main system drive. Is that arrangement faster than
putting them onto the onboard SATA RAID of the NF7S?
Thanks
Iain
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  1. Archived from groups: comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage (More info?)

    "Iain Mackenzie" <iain.lavache@lavache.virgin.net> wrote in message news:fcXuc.33$bF2.6@newsfe1-win...
    > It may seem like a really stupid question,

    Nope, there is not even a doubt about it.
    Ever thought of proofreading your messages before sending?

    > but is it possible to connect only one ATA100 drive to my Abit NF7S mobo?
    > I want to do this because my IDE connections are becoming busy with 2 DVD
    > drives etc. and I wanted to take my 120Gb Deskstar onto the SATA connectors.
    > I have the adaptor cable.
    > I'm also using a Promise Fastrack100 with 2 Deskstar 80Gb in a Raid 0
    > configuration as my main system drive. Is that arrangement faster than
    > putting them onto the onboard SATA RAID of the NF7S?
    > Thanks
    > Iain
    >
    >
  2. Archived from groups: comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage (More info?)

    > > It may seem like a really stupid question,
    >
    > Nope, there is not even a doubt about it.
    > Ever thought of proofreading your messages before sending?
    >
    Ever thought of being more helpful? What are you talking about???

    Put simply, is it possible to connect just one SATA drive in a Abit NF7S
    mobo, or is it necessary to have 2 connected in a RAID configuration?

    Apologies in advance if I have upset anyone by asking this basic question!

    Iain
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