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Will 'IDE Drive' work with this UD3P Board ??

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March 4, 2009 12:16:22 AM

:hello:  I own the GIGA BYTE GA-EP45-UD3P REV 1.0 Motherboard and see that it is suppose to allow [1] IDE drive on the board.

I have a Maxtor DiamondMax10 80GB IDE hard Drive, will it work with no problems?

Model is = GL080P0 "Diamond Max 10"
Capacity is 80 GB
Says "PATA 133" on the drive.
Manufacture Date is FEB 2006

OS = VISTA


I'm currently using a SATA II drive and will want to continue to use the Sata drive as my main boot drive with VISTA.

This IDE Drive would be used to back-up files in case the main Drive crashes on me.

THANKS!!!!!!!!! :bounce: 
a c 177 V Motherboard
March 4, 2009 12:42:20 PM

Will accomodate two IDE drives; from page ten of your manual:

Quote:
"GIGABYTE SATA2 chip:
- 1 x IDE connector supporting ATA-133/100/66/33 and up to 2 IDE devices"
March 4, 2009 8:32:10 PM

bilbat said:
Will accomodate two IDE drives; from page ten of your manual:

Quote:
"GIGABYTE SATA2 chip:
- 1 x IDE connector supporting ATA-133/100/66/33 and up to 2 IDE devices"





When I install the IDE Hard Drive on IDE is the drive suppose to be setup as a Master or Slave drive?

And how can I avoid the BIOS deciding the newly installed IDE Drive is the 1st boot device?

I'm just wanting to use it as a faster way of backing up files and other non-OS files/folders.

Thanks

:bounce: 
a c 177 V Motherboard
March 4, 2009 10:25:26 PM

Here's how it works:
It all depends upon your cable; if your cable is unlabeled, it is most likely a standard cable, and you will want to set the jumper on your drive to 'master' and plug it in where convenient;
if it has one end's connectors labeled 'master' and 'slave', or 'primary' and 'secondary', it is a 'cable-select' cable - you will need to det your drive's jumper to the 'csel' position, and plug it into the 'master' or 'primary' connector.

The setting for boot drive priority is on the 'Advanced BIOS Features' page of your BIOS, and, I'm pretty sure, defaults to the SATA drives first, so you likely won't need to set it...
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