I have a MSI 975X Motherboard.
1 SATA 250GB HD
1 IDE 200GB HD
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.
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.