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DDR400 for Athlon: A Comparison of 9 Motherboards

Soyo KT400 Dragon Ultra (K7VX4), Continued

The KT400 Dragon Ultra comes with a complete set of cables - three 80-pin IDE cables, one floppy cable and a Serial ATA cable. As with many other boards in this test, this cable is so short that drives in the upper parts of tall towers are out of its reach.

The large package contains a comprehensive and easy-to-understand manual, a CD with drivers and utilities, and what is called an 8-in-1 Bonus Pack. This includes useful programs such as Adobe ActiveShare, Norton Ghost 2002 and AntiVirus 2002.

Soyo's claim to fame is that this module allows installation in either an available 3.5" or a 5.25" drive bay (mounting frame included, see picture). In addition to four USB ports, which can conveniently be accessed from the front of the case, there are a USB LED and a network LED to indicate any activity.

The package puts it in plain English - DRAGON is an acronym that stands for a series of features (see picture).