Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Hard drive question

Last response: in Systems
Share
January 26, 2009 2:32:04 PM

Hi Guys.
This is my first build and i'm stuck on what ata connector to use. There are a total of 8 ata connectors on my mobo. 6 red, one white, and one orange. I'm installing a wd 640 gig hard drive.
I'm confused as to what ata connector to use. Any advice is sure appreciated

More about : hard drive question

January 26, 2009 2:37:13 PM

what does your motherboard manual tell you that they mean?
January 26, 2009 2:46:40 PM

What kind of motherboard is it?
Related resources
January 26, 2009 2:48:14 PM

1891634,3,139616 said:
What kind of motherboard is it?[/quotemsg

Asus p5q pro. ]
January 26, 2009 3:00:04 PM

Here's a Newegg review:

Quote:

Pros: TONS of BIOS options, easy to overclock if you do your research. Runs 500 FSB no problem.

Updated BIOS with a flash drive to rev 1613 and it runs flawlessly.

Cons: So many options it can be overwhelming at first.

Confused for a while trying to find the difference between the 6 red SATA ports and the orange/white SATA ports.

If using just 1 SATA HDD, you should use the orange SATA port and set Drive Xpert to Normal.

Other Thoughts: The Q-Connector is very, very convenient.

Asus P5Q PRO mobo, Sapphire 4870 512MB
G Skill 2x2GB 1066, e8400 (E0 rev.) @ 3.825(425x9)
WD Caviar Black 640GB 32MB cache
Antec 1200 case, Corsair 520HX PSU
January 26, 2009 3:09:46 PM

aevm said:
Here's a Newegg review:

Quote:

Pros: TONS of BIOS options, easy to overclock if you do your research. Runs 500 FSB no problem.

Updated BIOS with a flash drive to rev 1613 and it runs flawlessly.

Cons: So many options it can be overwhelming at first.

Confused for a while trying to find the difference between the 6 red SATA ports and the orange/white SATA ports.

If using just 1 SATA HDD, you should use the orange SATA port and set Drive Xpert to Normal.

Other Thoughts: The Q-Connector is very, very convenient.

Asus P5Q PRO mobo, Sapphire 4870 512MB
G Skill 2x2GB 1066, e8400 (E0 rev.) @ 3.825(425x9)
WD Caviar Black 640GB 32MB cache
Antec 1200 case, Corsair 520HX PSU

Thanks. I was confused; for sure
January 26, 2009 3:12:55 PM

Thanks aevm
Confused wasn't the word for it. That sure helps out.
!