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Old 02-04-2008, 03:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Ide/sata

Hi, this is my first post and would like to get some input from you guys, if you may.
MOBO: P4p8X asus
DVD and HDD: asus SATA
Here is my problem. My old hard drive (IDE) was getting small and make some noise at start up, so i decided to get me a new SATA hard drive. I transfered all my data and OS from old to new drive using a third party software (Spotmau) (see note below). Then i proceed to set my BIOS for the new hardware, but when i look into disk management i see that the dvd and hdd under "Device type" are set as IDE, not SATA.

These are the settings in bios. (American Trends)
(HDD) Third IDE master set to [auto]
IDE conf.: Onboard IDE operate mode=[enhance mode]
Enhance mode support: S-ATA

Quick boot: [enable]
Add on rom display mode support: [S-ATA]

I asked Asus people and they answered, " IDE and SATA are so similar that could show as either one".
I don't buy it!! What you think?
Note: Spotmau software does not do 1/2 of what they claim. Don't waste your money.

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Old 02-04-2008, 03:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Ide/sata

dl siw (gtopala) and see what it says
SIW | Download
ALSO dl hdtune:
HD Tune

I believe one of the futuremark apps, (3dmark05 and 06, not sure on 3) give you detailed system specs for free

I do know on my mobo, I can set the HD to IDE maybe
dl'ing software is optional and you don't have to do what I say

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Old 02-04-2008, 03:20 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: Ide/sata

Most motherboards treat sata drive as IDE. ITs not a problem.
Nothing to see here.
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Old 02-05-2008, 07:27 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: Ide/sata

Thank you for your for your help, i think that i'll live it as is.
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