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SATAII Drive on Asus P5LD2

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Dec 11, 2005
I've just ordered some new components for my new PC build but I am uncertain if I ordered the wrong HD. The components are a AsusP5LD2, P4 640 Processor, 1G Corsair TWIN2X1024-5400C4,Gigabyte GeForce 6600GT, WD SE16WD2500KS SATAII drive.
Can I use this SATAII as the primary drive in my system with my old WD 80G IDE as my second drive?
I've built several PCs but I'm a bit of a newbie when it comes to drives.
Any help would be appreciated.


Dec 11, 2005
Thanks Know Nuttin!
Any recommendations on the best way to optimize these 2 drives via BIOS, jumper settings, or partition sizes?
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Know Nuttin

Senior Member
Mar 25, 2004
Ontario, Canada
SATA drives don't require jumper settings.

I can't remember the config in the bios on that board. I set it up for a friend but don't own it myself.

Set it to run in Enhanced Mode. Make sure you install the chipset drivers when in Windows.

Partition sizes, that is a personal preference and depends on how you use your PC.