well buddy ur out of luck that mainboard only supports 4 ide devices directly plugged into it... gotta use the fast track or u can get an external enclosure for that extra HDD so u can run it through a usb/firewire port and u can move it from computer to computer
Some raid controllers will allow drives to work on the controller without raid being enabled, You'll need to look in the motherboard manual and the bios setup screens. You would enable the raid controller in the bios and if you plan to boot from that drive you must set the boot order in the bios to use the raid drive 0 as the boot drive. Usually you set those setting then when the computer just finishes up the power on self test the raid configuration utility will give you a chance to hit some combination of keys like: ctrl-H to enter the utility. Once in the utility you may have to configure the drive(s) for non raid use. Some of the newer onboard raid won't allow non raid use so you'll need to check into that.
hey tks guys. i finally got it. actually i can add up to 6 drives. i added the third hard drive to the raid. ( 1 dvd rom, 1 cd rom, and 3 hard drives) i can now even add one more hard drive. but after that i have to buy a pci promise fasttrak. tks anyway guys.