I have a MSI 975X Motherboard. 1 SATA 250GB HD 1 IDE 200GB HD 1 DVD-WRITER 1 DVD-ROM
In the BIOS setting, SATA mode options are IDE/RAID/AHCI On-chip SATA options are Disabled/Combined/Enhanced If using SATA to run 1 HD, am I limited to use only 1 IDE port?
I would like to use SATA HD as primary master on SATA1. IDE HD as Secondary Master and DVD-ROM as Secondary Slave on same IDE cable on IDE1. DVD-Writer on Third Master on IDE2. Is that possible? Please suggest the best configuration. Thanks.
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The BIOS should be IDE Not sure about on chip, you're using one so endabled? SATA and PATA/IDE are seperate bus, If you have 2 ports, you can run 4 devices. I would go SATA, IDE HD, then both DVD on Trianary.