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Old 10-21-2003, 08:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Hard Drive - Motherboard question !

Hello again !!

I have the folloing Motherboard EPoX EP-8KTA2 and it states Two bus mastering ATA 33/66/100 EIDE
Does this mean that i can only have a hard drive with an Interface: Ultra ATA/100
Or can i go for one with an Interface: Ultra ATA/133

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I think the ultra is just because it supports UDMA or Ultra Direct Memory Access. Udma means faster ide communication but as i have seen UDMA is backwards compatible with standard IDE driver but most nowadays are UDMA
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another quick note check the HDD and see if its backward compatible ie. 133 backwards using 100 but at most youll only be using 100 even with a 133 drive
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buy a new mobo!
that thing has that huge black slot forwatever thing like soundblaster16 lol!!
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Old 10-23-2003, 01:11 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Cheers !

So what would be a good mobo that would be compatible with what i have already got, but will take a fair upgrade in the very near future ?

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i wouldn't buy a new mobo just for ata133. the difference isn't that mind blowing. stick with what you can use now and upgrade when you really need to, or to show off to your friends. an ata133 hard disk will slow to ata100 if you install it in that computer.
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