HDD recommendations for new mainbaord

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Hi,

I have recently purchased the P5GD1 Pro
(http://au.asus.com/products4.aspx?l1=3&l2=11&l3=24&model=163&modelmenu=1
) mainboard, and today I'm about to add the HDD, CD-ROM & CD-RW, and
realised there is only _one_ IDE controller. (... doh).

The HDD is not a Serial ATA, I thought it would do, only a few months
old, 80Gb, but IDE, the 'old' type. I really do need to use that single
IDE controller for the CD-ROM and CD-RW, so my options were to either
buy an IDE card ($40), or a new SATA 80Gb HDD for $89. My thinking is
why mess around with an IDE card, when for another $49, I can get the
new type of HDD's, and also use RAID with it. I can't see any need at
all for using additional older drives, hence no real perceived need for
the IDE card, besides the 120Gb SATA at $110 seems even better value
(more Gb / dollar).

I haven't been able to research much into ATA hard drives, and only so
far, am looking at either one of these two:

* Western Digital IDE 120Gb 7200RPM ATA-100
* Seagate IDE 120Gb 7200RPM ATA-100

Can someone recommend which one would be better, or possibly some other
make/models can be recommended please ?

Thanks,

Peter
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  1. Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.asus (More info?)

    On 17 Jun 2005 07:28:13 -0700, "jehoshua777" <jehoshua77@yahoo.com> managed to
    one finger type the following:

    >Hi,
    >
    >I have recently purchased the P5GD1 Pro
    >(http://au.asus.com/products4.aspx?l1=3&l2=11&l3=24&model=163&modelmenu=1
    >) mainboard, and today I'm about to add the HDD, CD-ROM & CD-RW, and
    >realised there is only _one_ IDE controller. (... doh).
    >
    >The HDD is not a Serial ATA, I thought it would do, only a few months
    >old, 80Gb, but IDE, the 'old' type. I really do need to use that single
    >IDE controller for the CD-ROM and CD-RW, so my options were to either
    >buy an IDE card ($40), or a new SATA 80Gb HDD for $89. My thinking is
    >why mess around with an IDE card, when for another $49, I can get the
    >new type of HDD's, and also use RAID with it. I can't see any need at
    >all for using additional older drives, hence no real perceived need for
    >the IDE card, besides the 120Gb SATA at $110 seems even better value
    >(more Gb / dollar).
    >
    >I haven't been able to research much into ATA hard drives, and only so
    >far, am looking at either one of these two:
    >
    >* Western Digital IDE 120Gb 7200RPM ATA-100
    >* Seagate IDE 120Gb 7200RPM ATA-100
    >
    >Can someone recommend which one would be better, or possibly some other
    >make/models can be recommended please ?
    >
    >Thanks,
    >
    >Peter

    Well actually you can get 4 devices on one IDE

    Primary....master and slave
    Secondary...master and slave
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  2. Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.asus (More info?)

    Hi,

    jroc wrote:

    > Well actually you can get 4 devices on one IDE
    >
    > Primary....master and slave
    > Secondary...master and slave

    As stated in my original post, the mainboard only has one IDE
    controller, so I cannot get 4 devices via that controller, only 2,
    because it only has a primary IDE controller, ... no secondary at all.

    The controllers that come with this mainboard are 4 SATA controllers,
    in addition to the single IDE controller.

    Can anyone recommend a Serial ATA 120Gb hard drive please.

    Thanks,

    Peter
  3. Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.asus (More info?)

    Hi Peter,

    peterk wrote:
    > the 2 that you listed are NOT SATA
    > SATA drives are listed as SATA drives with a 150speed rating.ATA is a
    > speed...ata100/ata133/ata66
    > http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?minorcatid=109&subminorcatid=63
    > See how all the drives say SATA.......thats what your looking for
    > I use a couple of Western Digitals 120 in my machine and they work great

    Okay, thanks for the correction there, I thought those two were SATA.
    I'm glad you responded now, because I was waiting on final prices, but
    now will ask for prices on the Western Digital 120 that you use, and
    also the Seagate 120, both of the ones shown on that website as SATA.

    No doubt the faster speed rating will help, I'd like to set the drive
    up as a RAID if I can work out how to do it.

    Thanks,

    Peter
  4. Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.asus (More info?)

    the 2 that you listed are NOT SATA
    SATA drives are listed as SATA drives with a 150speed rating.ATA is a
    speed...ata100/ata133/ata66
    http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?minorcatid=109&subminorcatid=63
    See how all the drives say SATA.......thats what your looking for
    I use a couple of Western Digitals 120 in my machine and they work great
    peterk

    --
    It's so much easier to suggest solutions when you don't know too much about
    the problem
    "jehoshua777" <jehoshua77@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:1119055983.936419.106910@o13g2000cwo.googlegroups.com...
    > Hi,
    >
    > jroc wrote:
    >
    >> Well actually you can get 4 devices on one IDE
    >>
    >> Primary....master and slave
    >> Secondary...master and slave
    >
    > As stated in my original post, the mainboard only has one IDE
    > controller, so I cannot get 4 devices via that controller, only 2,
    > because it only has a primary IDE controller, ... no secondary at all.
    >
    > The controllers that come with this mainboard are 4 SATA controllers,
    > in addition to the single IDE controller.
    >
    > Can anyone recommend a Serial ATA 120Gb hard drive please.
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Peter
    >
  5. Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.asus (More info?)

    I am not familiar with your board but on mine it says to use 2 SATA HD that
    are the same before attempting RAID.
    Since I have no intention of using RAID I just bought another SATA drive a
    Seagate Barracuda120 for 99.00 $can.
    The drives are rated at that speed but I doubt if that speed is attained
    continously.
    peterk

    --
    It's so much easier to suggest solutions when you don't know too much about
    the problem
    "jehoshua777" <jehoshua77@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:1119062910.424887.238500@g49g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
    > Hi Peter,
    >
    > peterk wrote:
    >> the 2 that you listed are NOT SATA
    >> SATA drives are listed as SATA drives with a 150speed rating.ATA is a
    >> speed...ata100/ata133/ata66
    >> http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?minorcatid=109&subminorcatid=63
    >> See how all the drives say SATA.......thats what your looking for
    >> I use a couple of Western Digitals 120 in my machine and they work great
    >
    > Okay, thanks for the correction there, I thought those two were SATA.
    > I'm glad you responded now, because I was waiting on final prices, but
    > now will ask for prices on the Western Digital 120 that you use, and
    > also the Seagate 120, both of the ones shown on that website as SATA.
    >
    > No doubt the faster speed rating will help, I'd like to set the drive
    > up as a RAID if I can work out how to do it.
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Peter
    >
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