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Old 09-02-2007, 03:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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what type of hard drive do I need to get for this motherboard.


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Can I use the SATA 3.0Gb/s?

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You can use any hard drive: ATA, PATA, SATA, IDE, etc. As for the SATA harddrives: you can only get speeds up to SATA 1.5Gb/s. But you can use a SATA 3.0Gb/s harddrive, which you need to set to a lower speed setting.


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Woah, you have the same exact motherboard as I do. Are you running an E6600?

You can either run SATA or IDE. Yes, you can use SATA 3.0GB/s if you remove the jumper on your SATA HDD.
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Definitley get a SATA hard drive. I have 4 IDE devices in my PC, them **** cables take up so much room!!
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