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a b V Motherboard
June 9, 2004 6:32:16 AM

Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.soyo (More info?)

Just an update to previous posts, which of course I lost when I redid the
computer with a clean install, :( .

I decided to install whatever I could and functionally, I am left with three
problems.

The first is that I cannot connect the 4 pin female USB wires from the Sigma
(USB2 based card reader, and a Firewire port) card reader to the
motherboard because the two connections on the motherboard are fully
occupied with the conneting chord that come from the Sonata case. (They use
up the whole connection pins, rather than the headers separately, so that I
feel that I am wasting connections).

The second functional problem is that the two hard disk drives I placed
inside the box, have more that 1/4" on either side of the case so that it's
quite difficult to attach the hard disk to the box inside the Sonata case.
Difficult to explain unless you have one of these. Is there an extra space
filler that I should have to screw in those hard disks?

The third and last functional problem has to do with the connection of the
5.1 speaker system to the on-board's sound system, but I'll leave the
details of this for another thread.

Having said all of that, this system rocks! I put in a Radeon 9800 Pro for
video, 1 gig of DDR non ECC memory -good quality brand- a new 120G WD, a
160G Maxtor, as slave, and a Pioneer DVD player. I kept the old 19" CRT
display, and the old 3.5 floppy drive... I have already installed almost all
my software, and ... well, let me stop here, but, yes, it is very silent.
It's been on continuously for 48 hours, and not a peep, with CPU temps at 45
deg. Centigrade. ...

Can anyone give me some ideas on the two problems metioned above?

I was exchanging ideas with Ray, but I lost all the save exchange we had.
Sorry.

Pablo

More about : soyo p4i875p dragon sonata case sigma

June 9, 2004 6:32:17 AM

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PRiveraSr wrote:
> Just an update to previous posts, which of course I lost when I redid the
> computer with a clean install, :( .
>
> I decided to install whatever I could and functionally, I am left with three
> problems.
>
> The first is that I cannot connect the 4 pin female USB wires from the Sigma
> (USB2 based card reader, and a Firewire port) card reader to the
> motherboard
>
> The second functional problem is that the two hard disk drives I placed
> inside the box, have more that 1/4" on either side of the case

>
> Having said all of that, this system rocks! I put in a Radeon 9800 Pro for
> video, 1 gig of DDR non ECC memory -good quality brand- a new 120G WD, a
> 160G Maxtor, as slave,

> Pablo
>
>
Hi Pablo, glad to hear that you're up and running.

I think you're out of luck with the connections, I had to lose a couple
on my system because of lack of ports. It has not been a problem though,
I just have to remember which ones are not functional. The card reader
is a priority though, it must work.

I assume you're talking about the internal drives, in the lower part of
the case?
The drives attach to the carrier from underneath, using the four rubber
grommets and special screws with a plain body. From what you describe,
you must be trying to use the side holes, that won't work.

I have one of my drives connected on the IDE 3 line which is controlled
by the Highpoint controller, I had it as a slave to the master drive but
changed it over to its own port. I don't know if there is any advantage,
or not, to this arrangement, but it seemed like a good idea to try. The
only thing I notice is that XP will report a delay write failure to that
drive sometimes if I've had the system "sleeping", but it resets itself
if I reboot.

You have the Radeon 9800 Pro and it works, I've resigned myself to
having a boot problem with mine, It works great when running, it's just
getting it to run that is a pain. It certainly bumps the sound level of
the Sonata up a couple of notches doesn't it, having that extra fan in
there.

Ray........
Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
June 9, 2004 7:36:28 AM

Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.soyo (More info?)

Hi Ray.

Ray, does the disk drive you connected to IDE3, have an ATA 133
specification? I don't have much knowledge about these things, but I believe
this mother board has IDE1 and 2 as ATA100 connections, whereas ATA3 and 4
are ATA133 connections which of course need to be enabled with the Highpoint
drives... in a way similar to the way the Serial ATA controler has to be
enabled. It is OK to connect an ATA133 unto an IDE 100 connection because
they are generally compatible backwards, but I'm not sure how compatible
would the reverse be. Could that be the reason for the delay write failure
on that second drive?

Thanks for the hints on how to attach the harddisk drives. I'll open the box
tomorrow, to see if I can see how it is that the drive is placed under the
tray... humm.

Thanks also for tradeoff comment in order to enable the card reader (a must,
I agree). I still wonder if there is not a card that will have a USB pinout
as part of the inside of the card. I know that one can add regular ports
with a PCI card, so it must be possible to have one with internal USB
pinouts so the multi-card reader connection can be made to it.

I wonder if anyone on this newsgroup is aware of this or knows whether I'm
just barking up the wrong tree... :( .

Best regards.

Pablo
..
"Ray" <black_bart100@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:tcvxc.8325$_V4.3461@read1.cgocable.net...
> PRiveraSr wrote:
> > Just an update to previous posts, which of course I lost when I redid
the
> > computer with a clean install, :( .
> >
> > I decided to install whatever I could and functionally, I am left with
three
> > problems.
> >
> > The first is that I cannot connect the 4 pin female USB wires from the
Sigma
> > (USB2 based card reader, and a Firewire port) card reader to the
> > motherboard
> >
> > The second functional problem is that the two hard disk drives I placed
> > inside the box, have more that 1/4" on either side of the case
>
> >
> > Having said all of that, this system rocks! I put in a Radeon 9800 Pro
for
> > video, 1 gig of DDR non ECC memory -good quality brand- a new 120G WD, a
> > 160G Maxtor, as slave,
>
> > Pablo
> >
> >
> Hi Pablo, glad to hear that you're up and running.
>
> I think you're out of luck with the connections, I had to lose a couple
> on my system because of lack of ports. It has not been a problem though,
> I just have to remember which ones are not functional. The card reader
> is a priority though, it must work.
>
> I assume you're talking about the internal drives, in the lower part of
> the case?
> The drives attach to the carrier from underneath, using the four rubber
> grommets and special screws with a plain body. From what you describe,
> you must be trying to use the side holes, that won't work.
>
> I have one of my drives connected on the IDE 3 line which is controlled
> by the Highpoint controller, I had it as a slave to the master drive but
> changed it over to its own port. I don't know if there is any advantage,
> or not, to this arrangement, but it seemed like a good idea to try. The
> only thing I notice is that XP will report a delay write failure to that
> drive sometimes if I've had the system "sleeping", but it resets itself
> if I reboot.
>
> You have the Radeon 9800 Pro and it works, I've resigned myself to
> having a boot problem with mine, It works great when running, it's just
> getting it to run that is a pain. It certainly bumps the sound level of
> the Sonata up a couple of notches doesn't it, having that extra fan in
> there.
>
> Ray........
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Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
June 9, 2004 11:08:13 AM

Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.soyo (More info?)

"PRiveraSr" <PRiveraSr@no.email.askme> wrote in message news:<0Bvxc.58016$j24.34239@twister.nyroc.rr.com>...

Connecting an ATA100 drive to a ATA133 controller is no problem. The
controller will only run the drive at its proper ATA100 speed.

> Hi Ray.
>
> Ray, does the disk drive you connected to IDE3, have an ATA 133
> specification? I don't have much knowledge about these things, but I believe
> this mother board has IDE1 and 2 as ATA100 connections, whereas ATA3 and 4
> are ATA133 connections which of course need to be enabled with the Highpoint
> drives... in a way similar to the way the Serial ATA controler has to be
> enabled. It is OK to connect an ATA133 unto an IDE 100 connection because
> they are generally compatible backwards, but I'm not sure how compatible
> would the reverse be. Could that be the reason for the delay write failure
> on that second drive?
>
> Thanks for the hints on how to attach the harddisk drives. I'll open the box
> tomorrow, to see if I can see how it is that the drive is placed under the
> tray... humm.
>
> Thanks also for tradeoff comment in order to enable the card reader (a must,
> I agree). I still wonder if there is not a card that will have a USB pinout
> as part of the inside of the card. I know that one can add regular ports
> with a PCI card, so it must be possible to have one with internal USB
> pinouts so the multi-card reader connection can be made to it.
>
> I wonder if anyone on this newsgroup is aware of this or knows whether I'm
> just barking up the wrong tree... :( .
>
> Best regards.
>
> Pablo
> .
> "Ray" <black_bart100@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:tcvxc.8325$_V4.3461@read1.cgocable.net...
> > PRiveraSr wrote:
> > > Just an update to previous posts, which of course I lost when I redid
> the
> > > computer with a clean install, :( .
> > >
> > > I decided to install whatever I could and functionally, I am left with
> three
> > > problems.
> > >
> > > The first is that I cannot connect the 4 pin female USB wires from the
> Sigma
> > > (USB2 based card reader, and a Firewire port) card reader to the
> > > motherboard
> > >
> > > The second functional problem is that the two hard disk drives I placed
> > > inside the box, have more that 1/4" on either side of the case
>
> > >
> > > Having said all of that, this system rocks! I put in a Radeon 9800 Pro
> for
> > > video, 1 gig of DDR non ECC memory -good quality brand- a new 120G WD, a
> > > 160G Maxtor, as slave,
>
> > > Pablo
> > >
> > >
> > Hi Pablo, glad to hear that you're up and running.
> >
> > I think you're out of luck with the connections, I had to lose a couple
> > on my system because of lack of ports. It has not been a problem though,
> > I just have to remember which ones are not functional. The card reader
> > is a priority though, it must work.
> >
> > I assume you're talking about the internal drives, in the lower part of
> > the case?
> > The drives attach to the carrier from underneath, using the four rubber
> > grommets and special screws with a plain body. From what you describe,
> > you must be trying to use the side holes, that won't work.
> >
> > I have one of my drives connected on the IDE 3 line which is controlled
> > by the Highpoint controller, I had it as a slave to the master drive but
> > changed it over to its own port. I don't know if there is any advantage,
> > or not, to this arrangement, but it seemed like a good idea to try. The
> > only thing I notice is that XP will report a delay write failure to that
> > drive sometimes if I've had the system "sleeping", but it resets itself
> > if I reboot.
> >
> > You have the Radeon 9800 Pro and it works, I've resigned myself to
> > having a boot problem with mine, It works great when running, it's just
> > getting it to run that is a pain. It certainly bumps the sound level of
> > the Sonata up a couple of notches doesn't it, having that extra fan in
> > there.
> >
> > Ray........
Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
June 9, 2004 6:12:34 PM

Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.soyo (More info?)

There is no such thing as a four wire USB cable for the Sigma box. USB will
have no less then 9 wires.
"PRiveraSr" <PRiveraSr@no.email.askme> wrote in message
news:QEuxc.57729$j24.53993@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> Just an update to previous posts, which of course I lost when I redid the
> computer with a clean install, :( .
>
> I decided to install whatever I could and functionally, I am left with
three
> problems.
>
> The first is that I cannot connect the 4 pin female USB wires from the
Sigma
> (USB2 based card reader, and a Firewire port) card reader to the
> motherboard because the two connections on the motherboard are fully
> occupied with the conneting chord that come from the Sonata case. (They
use
> up the whole connection pins, rather than the headers separately, so that
I
> feel that I am wasting connections).
>
> The second functional problem is that the two hard disk drives I placed
> inside the box, have more that 1/4" on either side of the case so that
it's
> quite difficult to attach the hard disk to the box inside the Sonata case.
> Difficult to explain unless you have one of these. Is there an extra space
> filler that I should have to screw in those hard disks?
>
> The third and last functional problem has to do with the connection of the
> 5.1 speaker system to the on-board's sound system, but I'll leave the
> details of this for another thread.
>
> Having said all of that, this system rocks! I put in a Radeon 9800 Pro for
> video, 1 gig of DDR non ECC memory -good quality brand- a new 120G WD, a
> 160G Maxtor, as slave, and a Pioneer DVD player. I kept the old 19" CRT
> display, and the old 3.5 floppy drive... I have already installed almost
all
> my software, and ... well, let me stop here, but, yes, it is very silent.
> It's been on continuously for 48 hours, and not a peep, with CPU temps at
45
> deg. Centigrade. ...
>
> Can anyone give me some ideas on the two problems metioned above?
>
> I was exchanging ideas with Ray, but I lost all the save exchange we had.
> Sorry.
>
> Pablo
>
>
Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
June 9, 2004 6:41:05 PM

Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.soyo (More info?)

Sorry normal USB connections have 9 wires. After doing some checking the
P-4I875P Dragon 2 V1.0 comes with the Sigma box that if you look on the SOYO
web page is also sold as the Bayone DV. This Sigma box only has two cable
connections. The seven pin cable is for the FireWire connection and the four
pin cable is for the USB connection for the card readers, so this was my
mistake the cable isn't for added USB connections like a 9 wire would be
for. The cable is strickly for the card readers. This cable gets plugged
into one of the GREEN USB connectors on the motherboard. If you go to the
SOYO web site and then to Downloads you can then go look under START HERE
and then select Sigma Box then to the right choose BayOne DV then to the
right select the only option "Manual". You must have Addobe Acrobat Reader
(Free Download) to view this file. It will show you the correct direction
and pin outs for connecting these cables. Hope this helps you.
"Jim B." <jburghdoff@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:mVExc.21643$eH1.9817630@newssvr28.news.prodigy.com...
> There is no such thing as a four wire USB cable for the Sigma box. USB
will
> have no less then 9 wires.
> "PRiveraSr" <PRiveraSr@no.email.askme> wrote in message
> news:QEuxc.57729$j24.53993@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> > Just an update to previous posts, which of course I lost when I redid
the
> > computer with a clean install, :( .
> >
> > I decided to install whatever I could and functionally, I am left with
> three
> > problems.
> >
> > The first is that I cannot connect the 4 pin female USB wires from the
> Sigma
> > (USB2 based card reader, and a Firewire port) card reader to the
> > motherboard because the two connections on the motherboard are fully
> > occupied with the conneting chord that come from the Sonata case. (They
> use
> > up the whole connection pins, rather than the headers separately, so
that
> I
> > feel that I am wasting connections).
> >
> > The second functional problem is that the two hard disk drives I placed
> > inside the box, have more that 1/4" on either side of the case so that
> it's
> > quite difficult to attach the hard disk to the box inside the Sonata
case.
> > Difficult to explain unless you have one of these. Is there an extra
space
> > filler that I should have to screw in those hard disks?
> >
> > The third and last functional problem has to do with the connection of
the
> > 5.1 speaker system to the on-board's sound system, but I'll leave the
> > details of this for another thread.
> >
> > Having said all of that, this system rocks! I put in a Radeon 9800 Pro
for
> > video, 1 gig of DDR non ECC memory -good quality brand- a new 120G WD, a
> > 160G Maxtor, as slave, and a Pioneer DVD player. I kept the old 19" CRT
> > display, and the old 3.5 floppy drive... I have already installed almost
> all
> > my software, and ... well, let me stop here, but, yes, it is very
silent.
> > It's been on continuously for 48 hours, and not a peep, with CPU temps
at
> 45
> > deg. Centigrade. ...
> >
> > Can anyone give me some ideas on the two problems metioned above?
> >
> > I was exchanging ideas with Ray, but I lost all the save exchange we
had.
> > Sorry.
> >
> > Pablo
> >
> >
>
>
Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
June 9, 2004 9:09:32 PM

Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.soyo (More info?)

Jim, you are a life saver. Thank you for identifying the type of Sigma box,
and where I could find the manual. The instructions are very clear, and now
I know how to make the connection tonight. :) 

On the other hand, doing this will eliminate the use of one of the USB ports
that exist in the Sonata case (front). It would still be nice if there were
a way to add an internal gizmo (highly technical reference, sorry) that has
those four connectors, something like a PCI card... Be that as it may,
tonight that Sigma box will be fully functional, thanks to you!!!.

Jim, please tell me something that is unrelated to the subject of the
thread. Is there a similar illustration on how to attach the hard-disk
drives to the lower enclossures within an Antec Sonata case? TIA!

Pablo

"Jim B." <jburghdoff@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:5kFxc.21649$eH1.9822113@newssvr28.news.prodigy.com...
> Sorry normal USB connections have 9 wires. After doing some checking the
> P-4I875P Dragon 2 V1.0 comes with the Sigma box that if you look on the
SOYO
> web page is also sold as the Bayone DV. This Sigma box only has two cable
> connections. The seven pin cable is for the FireWire connection and the
four
> pin cable is for the USB connection for the card readers, so this was my
> mistake the cable isn't for added USB connections like a 9 wire would be
> for. The cable is strickly for the card readers. This cable gets plugged
> into one of the GREEN USB connectors on the motherboard. If you go to the
> SOYO web site and then to Downloads you can then go look under START HERE
> and then select Sigma Box then to the right choose BayOne DV then to the
> right select the only option "Manual". You must have Addobe Acrobat Reader
> (Free Download) to view this file. It will show you the correct direction
> and pin outs for connecting these cables. Hope this helps you.
> "Jim B." <jburghdoff@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:mVExc.21643$eH1.9817630@newssvr28.news.prodigy.com...
> > There is no such thing as a four wire USB cable for the Sigma box. USB
> will
> > have no less then 9 wires.
> > "PRiveraSr" <PRiveraSr@no.email.askme> wrote in message
> > news:QEuxc.57729$j24.53993@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> > > Just an update to previous posts, which of course I lost when I redid
> the
> > > computer with a clean install, :( .
> > >
> > > I decided to install whatever I could and functionally, I am left with
> > three
> > > problems.
> > >
> > > The first is that I cannot connect the 4 pin female USB wires from the
> > Sigma
> > > (USB2 based card reader, and a Firewire port) card reader to the
> > > motherboard because the two connections on the motherboard are fully
> > > occupied with the conneting chord that come from the Sonata case.
(They
> > use
> > > up the whole connection pins, rather than the headers separately, so
> that
> > I
> > > feel that I am wasting connections).
> > >
> > > The second functional problem is that the two hard disk drives I
placed
> > > inside the box, have more that 1/4" on either side of the case so that
> > it's
> > > quite difficult to attach the hard disk to the box inside the Sonata
> case.
> > > Difficult to explain unless you have one of these. Is there an extra
> space
> > > filler that I should have to screw in those hard disks?
> > >
> > > The third and last functional problem has to do with the connection of
> the
> > > 5.1 speaker system to the on-board's sound system, but I'll leave the
> > > details of this for another thread.
> > >
> > > Having said all of that, this system rocks! I put in a Radeon 9800 Pro
> for
> > > video, 1 gig of DDR non ECC memory -good quality brand- a new 120G WD,
a
> > > 160G Maxtor, as slave, and a Pioneer DVD player. I kept the old 19"
CRT
> > > display, and the old 3.5 floppy drive... I have already installed
almost
> > all
> > > my software, and ... well, let me stop here, but, yes, it is very
> silent.
> > > It's been on continuously for 48 hours, and not a peep, with CPU temps
> at
> > 45
> > > deg. Centigrade. ...
> > >
> > > Can anyone give me some ideas on the two problems metioned above?
> > >
> > > I was exchanging ideas with Ray, but I lost all the save exchange we
> had.
> > > Sorry.
> > >
> > > Pablo
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
>
>
Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
June 10, 2004 1:37:46 AM

Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.soyo (More info?)

Pablo,

From what I've seen the Sonata has two front mounted USB ports. You should
have no problem using both. One of the Green USB connectors on your
motherboard runs two usb ports. So the two green connectors would give you
four more USB connections if you weren't using the Sigma box. Since you are
using the Sigma box the remaining Green connector would run both USB ports
on the front of your case. If they are both not working check to make sure
you have the pins correctly attached to the proper wires from the case.

Now for your question on the mounting of your hard drives go to this link:

http://www.antec-inc.com/us/pro_details_enclosure.php?P...

You will see a link to the manual for this case on the right hand side of
the page. It lists how to mount the hard drives there. For the internal
drive bays just sqeeze the metal clips on the sides and slide them right
out. Mount the hard drive in the tray using the screw holes on the side of
the hard drive and then just slide it back in till the metal clips lock it
into place. With the hard drive mounted in the tray the the plugs on the
drive will be facing the door of the case or 180 degrees around. So they are
mounted at a 90 degree angle from what most hard drives are mounted in a
computer case.

Hope this helps you.



"PRiveraSr" <PRiveraSr@no.email.askme> wrote in message
news:gvHxc.130180$hY.2876@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> Jim, you are a life saver. Thank you for identifying the type of Sigma
box,
> and where I could find the manual. The instructions are very clear, and
now
> I know how to make the connection tonight. :) 
>
> On the other hand, doing this will eliminate the use of one of the USB
ports
> that exist in the Sonata case (front). It would still be nice if there
were
> a way to add an internal gizmo (highly technical reference, sorry) that
has
> those four connectors, something like a PCI card... Be that as it may,
> tonight that Sigma box will be fully functional, thanks to you!!!.
>
> Jim, please tell me something that is unrelated to the subject of the
> thread. Is there a similar illustration on how to attach the hard-disk
> drives to the lower enclossures within an Antec Sonata case? TIA!
>
> Pablo
>
> "Jim B." <jburghdoff@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:5kFxc.21649$eH1.9822113@newssvr28.news.prodigy.com...
> > Sorry normal USB connections have 9 wires. After doing some checking the
> > P-4I875P Dragon 2 V1.0 comes with the Sigma box that if you look on the
> SOYO
> > web page is also sold as the Bayone DV. This Sigma box only has two
cable
> > connections. The seven pin cable is for the FireWire connection and the
> four
> > pin cable is for the USB connection for the card readers, so this was my
> > mistake the cable isn't for added USB connections like a 9 wire would be
> > for. The cable is strickly for the card readers. This cable gets plugged
> > into one of the GREEN USB connectors on the motherboard. If you go to
the
> > SOYO web site and then to Downloads you can then go look under START
HERE
> > and then select Sigma Box then to the right choose BayOne DV then to the
> > right select the only option "Manual". You must have Addobe Acrobat
Reader
> > (Free Download) to view this file. It will show you the correct
direction
> > and pin outs for connecting these cables. Hope this helps you.
> > "Jim B." <jburghdoff@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> > news:mVExc.21643$eH1.9817630@newssvr28.news.prodigy.com...
> > > There is no such thing as a four wire USB cable for the Sigma box. USB
> > will
> > > have no less then 9 wires.
> > > "PRiveraSr" <PRiveraSr@no.email.askme> wrote in message
> > > news:QEuxc.57729$j24.53993@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> > > > Just an update to previous posts, which of course I lost when I
redid
> > the
> > > > computer with a clean install, :( .
> > > >
> > > > I decided to install whatever I could and functionally, I am left
with
> > > three
> > > > problems.
> > > >
> > > > The first is that I cannot connect the 4 pin female USB wires from
the
> > > Sigma
> > > > (USB2 based card reader, and a Firewire port) card reader to the
> > > > motherboard because the two connections on the motherboard are fully
> > > > occupied with the conneting chord that come from the Sonata case.
> (They
> > > use
> > > > up the whole connection pins, rather than the headers separately, so
> > that
> > > I
> > > > feel that I am wasting connections).
> > > >
> > > > The second functional problem is that the two hard disk drives I
> placed
> > > > inside the box, have more that 1/4" on either side of the case so
that
> > > it's
> > > > quite difficult to attach the hard disk to the box inside the Sonata
> > case.
> > > > Difficult to explain unless you have one of these. Is there an extra
> > space
> > > > filler that I should have to screw in those hard disks?
> > > >
> > > > The third and last functional problem has to do with the connection
of
> > the
> > > > 5.1 speaker system to the on-board's sound system, but I'll leave
the
> > > > details of this for another thread.
> > > >
> > > > Having said all of that, this system rocks! I put in a Radeon 9800
Pro
> > for
> > > > video, 1 gig of DDR non ECC memory -good quality brand- a new 120G
WD,
> a
> > > > 160G Maxtor, as slave, and a Pioneer DVD player. I kept the old 19"
> CRT
> > > > display, and the old 3.5 floppy drive... I have already installed
> almost
> > > all
> > > > my software, and ... well, let me stop here, but, yes, it is very
> > silent.
> > > > It's been on continuously for 48 hours, and not a peep, with CPU
temps
> > at
> > > 45
> > > > deg. Centigrade. ...
> > > >
> > > > Can anyone give me some ideas on the two problems metioned above?
> > > >
> > > > I was exchanging ideas with Ray, but I lost all the save exchange we
> > had.
> > > > Sorry.
> > > >
> > > > Pablo
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
>
>
Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
June 10, 2004 4:28:24 AM

Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.soyo (More info?)

Jim and Ray, you guys are great! The two hard-disks are now securely
fastened. Furthermore, the Sigma box has all its ports operational. I
haven't tested the firewire, since I don't yet have a firewire peripheral...

I should say for those that lurk around here, that all of these connections
are really simple. The problem with those that don't do this often is not
considering the need to do your reading in a slow and deliberate manner and
at the same time visualize what you read. Do this, and the difficulties you
will face will be minor and there will always (I hope) be Jim Bs and Rays,
in this newsgroup and others, that are willing to help.

Thank you again for all your help!!!

Now back to see what it was that the second internal USB wire connector from
the Sonata case is really supposed to do. ;) 

Pablo

"Jim B." <jburghdoff@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:KqLxc.21807$eH1.9888483@newssvr28.news.prodigy.com...
> Pablo,
>
> From what I've seen the Sonata has two front mounted USB ports. You should
> have no problem using both. One of the Green USB connectors on your
> motherboard runs two usb ports. So the two green connectors would give you
> four more USB connections if you weren't using the Sigma box. Since you
are
> using the Sigma box the remaining Green connector would run both USB ports
> on the front of your case. If they are both not working check to make sure
> you have the pins correctly attached to the proper wires from the case.
>
> Now for your question on the mounting of your hard drives go to this link:
>
> http://www.antec-inc.com/us/pro_details_enclosure.php?P...
>
> You will see a link to the manual for this case on the right hand side of
> the page. It lists how to mount the hard drives there. For the internal
> drive bays just sqeeze the metal clips on the sides and slide them right
> out. Mount the hard drive in the tray using the screw holes on the side of
> the hard drive and then just slide it back in till the metal clips lock it
> into place. With the hard drive mounted in the tray the the plugs on the
> drive will be facing the door of the case or 180 degrees around. So they
are
> mounted at a 90 degree angle from what most hard drives are mounted in a
> computer case.
>
> Hope this helps you.
>
>
>
> "PRiveraSr" <PRiveraSr@no.email.askme> wrote in message
> news:gvHxc.130180$hY.2876@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> > Jim, you are a life saver. Thank you for identifying the type of Sigma
> box,
> > and where I could find the manual. The instructions are very clear, and
> now
> > I know how to make the connection tonight. :) 
> >
> > On the other hand, doing this will eliminate the use of one of the USB
> ports
> > that exist in the Sonata case (front). It would still be nice if there
> were
> > a way to add an internal gizmo (highly technical reference, sorry) that
> has
> > those four connectors, something like a PCI card... Be that as it may,
> > tonight that Sigma box will be fully functional, thanks to you!!!.
> >
> > Jim, please tell me something that is unrelated to the subject of the
> > thread. Is there a similar illustration on how to attach the hard-disk
> > drives to the lower enclossures within an Antec Sonata case? TIA!
> >
> > Pablo
> >
> > "Jim B." <jburghdoff@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> > news:5kFxc.21649$eH1.9822113@newssvr28.news.prodigy.com...
> > > Sorry normal USB connections have 9 wires. After doing some checking
the
> > > P-4I875P Dragon 2 V1.0 comes with the Sigma box that if you look on
the
> > SOYO
> > > web page is also sold as the Bayone DV. This Sigma box only has two
> cable
> > > connections. The seven pin cable is for the FireWire connection and
the
> > four
> > > pin cable is for the USB connection for the card readers, so this was
my
> > > mistake the cable isn't for added USB connections like a 9 wire would
be
> > > for. The cable is strickly for the card readers. This cable gets
plugged
> > > into one of the GREEN USB connectors on the motherboard. If you go to
> the
> > > SOYO web site and then to Downloads you can then go look under START
> HERE
> > > and then select Sigma Box then to the right choose BayOne DV then to
the
> > > right select the only option "Manual". You must have Addobe Acrobat
> Reader
> > > (Free Download) to view this file. It will show you the correct
> direction
> > > and pin outs for connecting these cables. Hope this helps you.
> > > "Jim B." <jburghdoff@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> > > news:mVExc.21643$eH1.9817630@newssvr28.news.prodigy.com...
> > > > There is no such thing as a four wire USB cable for the Sigma box.
USB
> > > will
> > > > have no less then 9 wires.
> > > > "PRiveraSr" <PRiveraSr@no.email.askme> wrote in message
> > > > news:QEuxc.57729$j24.53993@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> > > > > Just an update to previous posts, which of course I lost when I
> redid
> > > the
> > > > > computer with a clean install, :( .
> > > > >
> > > > > I decided to install whatever I could and functionally, I am left
> with
> > > > three
> > > > > problems.
> > > > >
> > > > > The first is that I cannot connect the 4 pin female USB wires from
> the
> > > > Sigma
> > > > > (USB2 based card reader, and a Firewire port) card reader to the
> > > > > motherboard because the two connections on the motherboard are
fully
> > > > > occupied with the conneting chord that come from the Sonata case.
> > (They
> > > > use
> > > > > up the whole connection pins, rather than the headers separately,
so
> > > that
> > > > I
> > > > > feel that I am wasting connections).
> > > > >
> > > > > The second functional problem is that the two hard disk drives I
> > placed
> > > > > inside the box, have more that 1/4" on either side of the case so
> that
> > > > it's
> > > > > quite difficult to attach the hard disk to the box inside the
Sonata
> > > case.
> > > > > Difficult to explain unless you have one of these. Is there an
extra
> > > space
> > > > > filler that I should have to screw in those hard disks?
> > > > >
> > > > > The third and last functional problem has to do with the
connection
> of
> > > the
> > > > > 5.1 speaker system to the on-board's sound system, but I'll leave
> the
> > > > > details of this for another thread.
> > > > >
> > > > > Having said all of that, this system rocks! I put in a Radeon 9800
> Pro
> > > for
> > > > > video, 1 gig of DDR non ECC memory -good quality brand- a new 120G
> WD,
> > a
> > > > > 160G Maxtor, as slave, and a Pioneer DVD player. I kept the old
19"
> > CRT
> > > > > display, and the old 3.5 floppy drive... I have already installed
> > almost
> > > > all
> > > > > my software, and ... well, let me stop here, but, yes, it is very
> > > silent.
> > > > > It's been on continuously for 48 hours, and not a peep, with CPU
> temps
> > > at
> > > > 45
> > > > > deg. Centigrade. ...
> > > > >
> > > > > Can anyone give me some ideas on the two problems metioned above?
> > > > >
> > > > > I was exchanging ideas with Ray, but I lost all the save exchange
we
> > > had.
> > > > > Sorry.
> > > > >
> > > > > Pablo
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
>
>
!