How many IDE drives can a P$P800 handle? Tags: Asus Hard Drives Motherboards Last response: April 6, 2004 2:31 AM in Motherboards Share Anonymous a b V Motherboard April 5, 2004 9:27:57 PM Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.asus (More info?) I have 2 IDE hard drives and a CD and DVD. I heard somewhere that there is a third channel. I may have missed it in the manual. Thanks, Maddy More about : ide drives p800 handle Anonymous a b V Motherboard April 6, 2004 2:31:09 AM Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.asus (More info?) Third & fourth channel are your 2 SATA ports/controllers. Each controller can only have 1 sata HD attached to it, no slave. On my p4p800dlx I presently have 1 80 gig on primary IDE, 1 80 gig on primary VIA controller and 1 160 gig on primary sata. I also have 2 optical drives on secondary IDE. Plan to add another SATA to the secondary sata port, although a bit slower than IDE in transfer rates, it does free up some IDE / VIA ports. Locust On Mon, 05 Apr 2004 17:27:57 -0400, Madison Lapierre <email@example.com> wrote: >I have 2 IDE hard drives and a CD and DVD. I heard somewhere that >there is a third channel. I may have missed it in the manual. > >Thanks, >Maddy Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumHow do you handle setting up 80 pin scsi drives ? ForumHow to tell how many hard drives board supports?? ForumHow many drives & RAID controllers would I need? ForumCan't boot with IDE primary master and primary slave hard drives attac ForumSetting up two SATA hard drives on an IDE machine ForumHow many ide devices can attech a computer Forummany 7990's can it handle ForumComputer doing wierd things when scanning for IDE drives ForumHow many IDE controllers can I run ?? ForumWhy are my IDE drives SCSI? ForumTheorising: Will we ever see 10k rpm IDE drives ? ForumHow many IDE channels can I have? ForumGskill informed me not many cpu can handle 16GB(4x4GB) ForumSSD freezing using IDE -SATA adapter ForumStrange Boot situation on Z77 ForumA7N8X-E and SATA with IDE or SCSI drives ForumHow to determine the PCB of a ASUS MB ForumHow to RMA an ASUS video card? ForumHow many of you bought a abit fatality motherboard ? ForumHow to build from scratch?, Athlon 64 X2 with Fatal1ty AN8.. More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !