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A7V8X and Drives

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Spire

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I keep reading that the A7V8X with SATA and RAID will only allow two harddrives. If I understand this right, only 2 drives can be RAIDED (either mode 0 or 1 not 0+1) This limitation has nothing to do with IDE ports right? It will support 2 hard drives and 2 optical on regular ATA ports, right?

I can run 2 harddrives and two optical drives just like any other motherboard, but I can't RAID four harddrives. If the SATA (future) ports are used, do any of the ATA ports become unusable?
 

cypher

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It will allow any combination between the two SATA connections and the third raid IDE connection in raid 0 that means two or three drives. But it will only support two drives connected to the SATA ports for raid 1. The 0+1 option is not available due to the controller used as is the case with most onboard raid chips. Also currently you must purchase a SATA to IDE converter to get raid to work on this board. They are a little expensive around $50.
 
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Cypher

Let me get this right Cypher.

I can't RAID mode 1 two drives on the IDE (old fashioned) connectors? I have to use 2 SATA to PATA adapters to RAID 1 two drives on the SATA channels only?

Richland Huh? Born and raised there myself. Went to Hanford for 12 years, class of '87.
 

JoJoMoJo

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Freakin Asus should give us the adapters for false advertisement. That burnt me up when I couldnt get the board to identify my other 60GB drive in the Promise menu. I kept looking rt at the down rt deceitful box saying Raid on it. That was a low blow to there loyal customers. :mad:
 
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Not this time...

Thanks Cypher.

I think I'll go with the A7V333 and save the SATA gig for the next goaround. I don't need Gigalan and all that jazz anyhoo.