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Abit IDE 2 SATA Convertors Any Known Problems?

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by AWPC, 23 Jan 2006.

  1. AWPC

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 8 Dec 2005

    Posts: 9,679

    Reason for the question is I have 2 coming tomorrow for my new PC build.

    P5WD2Premium mobo already has the required Silicon Image controller onboard. My drives are:
    2 x IDE HD ATA133
    2 x DVDRW IDE
    1 x SATA HD

    Even though the mobo (Asus P5WD2Premium) supports up to 6 x IDE devices 4 of those are via an ITE onboard Raid controller which apparently takes ages to find the IDE devices so I though I would take a chance on converting 2 of the IDE to SATA so I do not get any long Bios delays.

    Has anyone else used these convertors yet & if so are there any issues I should be aware of when cd booting to install XP (I have already created via nlite a customised CD with all the P5WD2 drivers pre-installed to avoid any press F6 to install drivers issues).

    Thanks in advance.