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Use RAID controller for normal ide drive? MSI board.

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Octoman

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Jul 26, 2001
Location
Houston, TX
I have a MSI KT3 Ultra with onboard RIAD and I wanted to know if I could use the extra ide slots normally for the RAID as an extra place to atach another hard drive without the RAID function. Any ideas?
 

Anaxagoras1986

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Oct 19, 2002
I have an Iwill XP333-r and I do that, I dont know if the MSI board will do the same but I dont see why not. It is nice becuase you can hook 4 different devices on their own channel plus you can have a possible 8 devices. What RAID controller do you have?
 

SickBoy

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Jan 13, 2001
Location
Minneapolis, MN
Most RAID controllers can double as just plain extra IDE controllers, though some don't like having optical devices on them (i.e. Zip's and CDROM/CDRW/DVD's). I know the Highpoint controller on my KT7A-Raid can run just like a normal IDE controller.