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#1 xtinctss

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Posted 17 November 2006 - 09:18 PM

Okay, so my MB has 8, yes 8 SATA plugs. Does this mean I can actually plug 8 drives into it? (Assuming I have a power supply that can handle it and a need for that many drives!) If so, could I use, say, 8 500 gig drives? Also, there is a standard HD type male plug on the MB, what is it for? I was told by a friend that it had something to do with the SATA setup.

IF it is true that I could run 8 drives, how what RAID would you suggest I use? FWIW, I don't know much about RAID either!

Asking more out of curiosity than anything else.

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Posted 18 November 2006 - 03:45 PM

Could you give use the model of your mb pleas?

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Posted 18 November 2006 - 08:30 PM

Could you give use the model of your mb pleas?

Sure, Its a DFI Lanparty nF4 SLI-DR.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList....=16&Go.y=38

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Posted 18 November 2006 - 11:14 PM

Well I am not a specialist in motherboard... just thought I would get a head start by getting the mb model number for the others so they can help you.

One thing I did notice in the pictures is that the 4 lower ones (to the left in the picture) are only 1.5GB/s and the four others are 3GB/sec...

BTW Nice mobo... If you ever run out of ports you have way too many peripharels :thumbsup:

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Posted 19 November 2006 - 08:17 AM

You should be able to use all of them - but I don't know if the maker put any limitations on any of them (such as RAID only, etc). There should be an explanation of any limitations in the manual for the mobo.
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