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monkeyhead
11-27-02, 08:26 PM
can you use regular ATA drives on the serial ATA ports... like its still the same amount of pins no?

YeOldeStonecat
11-27-02, 08:31 PM
Just cuz I don't have another minute to find another link, I'll have to throw up one to Tom's Hardware.

Different cables totally, but you can get adapters to run the current parallel ATA drives on serial controllers.

The SATA cable is real small, almost USB cable in size, and the power is quite like a floppy power cable, no more huge molex.

Flip through Toms pages here:
http://www.tomshardware.com/storage/02q3/020812/

monkeyhead
11-27-02, 08:38 PM
ok then... so i guess all the other ports on the IT7 max2 are regular ATA 100

cause im looking into getting the IT7 max2 for a client but not ready to buy serial drives... lookin to get one or two WDSE 80 gigs....

http://images2.newegg.com/productimage/13-127-135-05.JPG

YeOldeStonecat
11-27-02, 08:44 PM
Yes the yellow are regular IDE...but right next to the second controller, you can barely make out two small black connections...those are the SATA's.

monkeyhead
11-27-02, 08:53 PM
thank you very much for the info, thats what i figured... just wasnt sure.... so does this also mean hard drives will now become hot swappable in home use?

YeOldeStonecat
11-27-02, 09:01 PM
Originally posted by monkeyhead
hot swappable in home use?

Soon.....yes. Not in the first gen.

Broadsword
11-27-02, 09:04 PM
Originally posted by YeOldeStonecat
Just cuz I don't have another minute to find another link, I'll have to throw up one to Tom's Hardware.


Flip through Toms pages here:
http://www.tomshardware.com/storage/02q3/020812/

Uhh, Toms the sh*t...

monkeyhead
11-27-02, 09:55 PM
Originally posted by OptKing
Uhh, Toms the sh*t...
you could very possibly get flamed for that one.... lol

Broadsword
11-27-02, 10:26 PM
I went with what Tom said was best in each area of my PC and it's the best PC you can have. Besides the 2.26GHz (gettin 3.06 soon). Tom is me hero.