tread70: that is true, but I bet the vast majority of people who buy that board don't even use SATA, and I bet the majority of them don't use the SATA RAID, and I bet the majority of them use just a two disk RAID0 array.
so for the vast majority, that feature isn't critical......
but, there are other features, but are they worth the $60, thats for the people who buy the boards to determine, if you got it spend it
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True but even on a Raid0 I use both of my controller setting both Hdds as master. The IC7 doesnt have the on board nic installed so it is no use. but it depends on what each person wants in a mobo, I personally would get the G model just for the extra 2 raid channels and the onboard lan.
then you made a good choice with that model, but I run 2 IDE atapi drives and 2 HDDs, so there would be no reason for me to buy that model, as I would just use all of the connectors, but each device would have its own.
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