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Is this mobo enabled for SATA-II?

 

I thought it was but just read an old post that pointed to a mod by THUNDA that enabled SATA-II? I just checked this mobo link

but it's not clear as it states "SATA speed up to 3Gb/s" which I can't relate to the SATA-II drive specs.

 

Please help a thicko: in other words if I buy a SATA-II drive it will it just work at a slower speed?

 

Cheers!

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i aint sure myself, so i wont mislead you.

but, sata1 and sata2's speed is the same. unless you use something like a 4hdd raid. so no, if you just use HDDs Plainily (not raid) sata1 and sata2 wont do any difference...

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A quotation from DFI:

 

Serial ATA with RAID

 

 

# Four Serial ATA ports

# SATA speed up to 3Gb/s

# RAID 0, RAID 1 and RAID 0+1

# NVIDIA RAID allows RAID arrays spanning across Serial ATA and Parallel ATA

 

3Gb/s transfer rate is the spec for SATA II, so yes your board does support it.

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Yes it supports it fine. :)

Be sure to use the DFI ports and not the ones from the Silicon Raid ?

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Thanks for the quick replies! :)

Its always nice to have confirmed what you think is correct :)

 

 

Can you just confirm what you mean by the "Silicon raid ports" ?

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you have 8 ports, 4 black, 4 red. in the 4 are the nv's and the other are the sil, refer to your manual, look on the mobo itself, or well, on the expert, the 4 black are the nvidia, i guess its the same on yours, just use them. :)

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Ah I gotcha - not being the RAID model I guess I dont have them as the board has nothing there!

 

So by definition the only slots must be NVIDIA :)

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