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P5W DH IDE/SATA config question.

Last response: in Motherboards
February 19, 2007 6:14:25 PM

I've recently upgraded a system that was used for video production- all IDE drives.

My question is concerning SATA configuration- I would like to boot from a single SATA drive, keep my IDE drives, and add a SATA RAID.

There seems to be 3 different SATA controllers on the MB, but the manual is rather vague. I think only one of them can run JBOD?

Can I choose which HD to boot from?

Does anyone has any recommendations?

Thanks in advance for your time.
February 20, 2007 6:18:14 PM

I would suggest:

IDE HDDs on JMicron [PRI_EIDE] controller at the bottom edge of the board.

Single SATA (bootable) on Intel ICH7R Sata1 [red]

Dual (Raid) SATA drives on ASUS EZ-Backup EZ_Raid1/EZ_Raid2 [orange]

and, of course:

IDE ATAPI drives (burners,etc.) on Intel ICH7R IDE connector [PRI_IDE] next to the floppy controller.