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Asus A8N-E motherboard compatible with 640GB drive?

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May 5, 2010 11:04:02 AM

hey guys, does anyone know if my A8N-E Motherboard will recognise and be compatible with a Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB 64mb cache drive?

i've been googling for hours and can't find anything.

this is the mboard official site:

http://www.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=DzbA8hgqchMBOVRz&...

thanks guys
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May 5, 2010 12:26:16 PM

It should. I wouldn't think why not... it has SATA II ports after all.
May 9, 2010 8:09:48 AM

oh ok.

i heard because the mboard is so old it might not work?

thanks
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May 9, 2010 8:26:17 AM

btw can anyone tell me how i can check my posts and threads on the forum?

i have no idea on how to track my posts.

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May 11, 2010 9:49:10 AM

ComputerNerdGuy said:
oh ok.

i heard because the mboard is so old it might not work?

thanks



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May 11, 2010 9:57:16 AM

I have an A8N32-SLI Deluxe which isn't that much different from you and this same drive and it is working. It uses the same chipset and socket as well. I am having problems getting it to work at SATA 2 speeds though. I made a post on the WD forums in hoping that issue gets resolved. Here's the link to my post: http://community.wdc.com/t5/Desktop/Caviar-Black-being-...
May 11, 2010 7:14:26 PM

Nevermind. Apparently it was a jumper problem. You put the jumper on pins 5 and 6 to limit it to 3g speeds. The problem was that the drive didn't include a jumper so I had to scrounge one up out of my humongous box of random parts. Hope this helps you.
May 13, 2010 1:02:16 PM

thanks bro.

do you know if it would make a difference with my mboard?

i'm not really sure what you mean by '1.5g?' is that SATA terminology?
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