Solved P5N-MX Extra Hard Drives Tags: Asus Sata Hard Drives Motherboards Last response: August 1, 2011 7:31 AM in Motherboards Share Xander314 July 24, 2011 11:11:17 AM I want to get a second hard drive for my PC. I can see four SATA ports on the motherboard (ASUS P5N-MX), two of which are used by a hard drive and BDROM drive. This leaves two SATA ports free. However, according to the motherboard specifications, it only has two SATA ports all together. Are the other two not in fact SATA ports, or maybe RAID only? P5N-MX Specifications http://uk.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_775/P5NMX/... Thanks in advance for any help -Xander More about : p5n extra hard drives | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Best solution Donmige July 25, 2011 3:16:35 AM "- 4 x SATA 3Gb/s with RAID function" says here that it supports 4 sata components. I would get an additional HD if I needed it. | Report abuse Xander314 July 25, 2011 6:47:34 AM Donmige said:"- 4 x SATA 3Gb/s with RAID function" says here that it supports 4 sata components. I would get an additional HD if I needed it. I guess so... it must be a mistake on the specifications list that it only says '2x SATA'. | Report abuse Xander314 July 25, 2011 6:49:30 AM (I had looked at the main specifications list rather than the summary at the top) | Report abuse Xander314 August 1, 2011 7:31:06 AM Best answer selected by Xander314. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Motherboards>P5N-MX Extra Hard Drives> Related ressources: ForumHow to best use extra hard drives with Win8 Laptop ForumHow to best use extra hard drives with Win8 Laptop ForumATI 5870 Give Away - Winner just confirmed:) Hope you had fun! ForumTwo extra hard drives as SCSI. Why? ForumI have HP running XP with SATA hard drive . would like to add IDE for extra stora ForumIs a 128MB hard drive cache worth the extra price over 64MB? ForumPoll: What is a midrange price for a build? ForumGigabyte 9800gt ForumChoosing between 2 setups, opinions? ForumHow important is DirectX 10 for Vista? Onboard vs Geforce 7100GS Forum3TB hard drive , as primary and extra space as GPT ForumPower supply question ForumExtra hard drive detected in bios but not 'My Computer' ForumAdvice needed on building a gaming computer ForumNew Z77 board, MSI Mpower or Asrock Extreme4? ForumAbout hard disk ForumDetecting IDE drives ForumSata Hard Drive not found in Bios ForumHaving hard time choosing a Z68... ForumSource voltage broken hard disk More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !