Main Page | | English News | Reviews | Forum | US Price List | Facebook | History | Contact | Privacy | Site Map


Custom Search


Go Back   OCWorkbench Lifestyle and Tech Forums, Computex Taipei 2014 Coverage, Share Investor Junction > PC Problems, Mainboard and Graphics card troubleshooting > ASRock (AMD Boards)

ASRock (AMD Boards) Support forum for ASRock products. This channel is for AMD boards.

Click here to resend forum activation email
Lost your password, Request it here


Good way to configure multiple drives.

ASRock (AMD Boards)


Reply
Add this thread to:  Submit to Clesto Clesto  Submit to Digg Digg  Submit to Reddit Reddit  Submit to Furl Furl  Submit to Del.icio.us Del.icio.us  Submit to Spurl Spurl
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 21-10-2001, 05:10 PM
Luck
 
Posts: n/a
Post

Let's say you have one 18GB SCSI, two 100GB IDEs and one 60 GB IDE.

You're also putting in a CD burner and a DVDROM.

Your mobo has 2 IDE channels. According to the manual;
"It is recommended that non-UltraDMA/100 devices be connected to the secondary IDE controller."
I don't know what the reasoning for this is since the manual also says that both channels are UltraDMA/100.

All the HDs are ATA100.

The mobo won't take SCSI directly so you have a SCSI expansion card for the 18GB SCSI and an IDE controller expansion card for 2 additional IDE channels (bringing your total IDE channels, mobo and card, to 4).

You use the comp for web design, games and high resolution image processing.

Without going RAID, which drives would you put on which channels?
How would you organize all your data (OS, swap, apps, data, scratch, etc.) among the drives?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 21-10-2001, 05:33 PM
Luck
 
Posts: n/a
Post

The motherboard is Asus by the way, so if anybody has some idea why it says that in the manual please let me know. It's a P4 series.
Reply With Quote
OCWorkbench
  #3  
Old 22-10-2001, 11:33 AM
win649
 
Posts: n/a
Post

This IS for YOUR computer, isn't it? I wonder why you kept using 'you' instead of 'I' in the original post. It's like when I hear people ask and begin with: "I have a friend who has this problem....". It's so obvious that they are asking for themselves. Anyways, for your problem (my problem), I would forget about the scsi drive unless you already have the scsi card. No point buying a scsi card for 18G of space when you already have 200+. Even if the scsi drive is out, you still have 5 ide devices. If you really need all of them, you must get a IDE/RAID IDE controller card. RAID or no RAID is up to you. For the imaging applications you listed, stripe RAID the 2 100G would be helpful. Understand the consequence tho. When one drive in stripe goes bad, you risk losing everything in the array. If safety is more important than speed, mirror RAID the 2 100G for work and use the 60G for fun. Keep all harddrives on the controller card because you can then put both rom drives as masters on the onboard ide channels (good for cd copy with on-the-fly mode). I think the reason why Asus recommend you not to put ata100 drives on secondary is because the board comes with one ata66/100 and one ata33 cable. Using ata100 drives with ata33 cable is certainly not desirable. If you are to put scsi card and ide card, make sure you research enough for conflict issue between the 2.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
need a good format for old drives. divxdude Audio and Visual Corner 3 15-05-2005 08:21 PM
Multiple hard drives... DTAces ECS #2002-2 4 11-11-2002 03:14 PM
OT: good dvd drives? REDi ECS#2002 (精英#2002) 3 31-03-2002 11:58 PM
Updated USA DVD, HARD DRIVES, CDRW, CDROM drives, Motherboards, Modems ebaker Buy & Sell (International) 3 12-03-2001 07:48 AM


(C) Copyright OCWORKBENCH 1998-2014
All times are GMT +8. The time now is 09:00 AM.


Copyright OCWORKBENCH 1998-2014 Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, China, Taiwan, USA, UK