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November 25, 2011 4:39:00 PM

Hi. I'm looking to get this motherboard for christmas- http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0055QYKQO/ref=s9_hps_...

But I need to know, it says it supports SATA RAIDs..and on my device manager it says i have ATA Channel 1, what does this mean? Are they the same thing? or different?

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a b V Motherboard
November 25, 2011 6:11:13 PM

SATA is just a type of ATA standard connection. The S standing for Serial. You may also see PATA, with the P meaning Parallel.

If you're curious, the cable type is extremely easy to identify by looking at it. SATA is is quite small and flat, PATA is very wide and ribbon like.
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November 25, 2011 6:24:17 PM

So, if i were to get this motherboard, my ata connection would work with it? Sorry, I don't know oto much about motherboards.
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a b V Motherboard
November 25, 2011 6:38:00 PM

konfliict said:
So, if i were to get this motherboard, my ata connection would work with it? Sorry, I don't know oto much about motherboards.


Assuming the ATA in question uses a SATA connection, then yes, it will work. The board supports SATA III, but that's fully backwards compatible if you have an older SATA type.
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November 25, 2011 6:54:44 PM

Is there anything else I should know before purchasing this?
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