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  A8N32-SLI Deluxe, sata connectors, part II 
 
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Damon F Dec 11, 2007, 04:20pm EST Report Abuse
From what I have gathered, the e-sata port, and the 5th sata connector, near the I/O panel on the board are connected to the Silicon Raid controller.

My question is, if I disable the Silicon Raid controller in Bios, like I did with A8N-SLI Deluxe, does that disable the connectors completely, or can I use them as regular sata connectors? If I do Raid, it will be off the nvidia controller, so want to use those two for an optical drive, and an external backup drive.

Thanks!
Damon


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Chris McNally Dec 11, 2007, 04:31pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: A8N32-SLI Deluxe, sata connectors, part II
If you disable the raid controller you'll switch of the ports altogether. You need to keep them enabled and choose the mode you want to run the disks in in the bios.

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Damon F Dec 12, 2007, 04:47pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: A8N32-SLI Deluxe, sata connectors, part II
Chris McNally said:
If you disable the raid controller you'll switch of the ports altogether. You need to keep them enabled and choose the mode you want to run the disks in in the bios.


Hi Chris,
Thanks a lot.
So you can keep them enabled, but turn off raid?
On A8N-SLI D, Sander said to disable the Silicon Raid Controller, is that the same for this board too?

Regards,
Damon

Lian Li PC-6077B
DFI LP UT X48-T2R
Intel C2D E8400 (@4.0)
Corsair Dom, PC2 8500, 2 x 2G
Sapphire HD4870
Corsair TX750
Chris McNally Dec 17, 2007, 02:57pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: A8N32-SLI Deluxe, sata connectors, part II
Damon,

Sorry it's taken a while to reply. Yes, you can enable the controller but use it for non-raid functions.

Regards,

Chris McNally

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Damon F Dec 17, 2007, 03:56pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: A8N32-SLI Deluxe, sata connectors, part II
Thanks Chris,

Why do they put a seperate chipset in for those two connectors, rather than just put more nvidia ones in?


Damon

Lian Li PC-6077B
DFI LP UT X48-T2R
Intel C2D E8400 (@4.0)
Corsair Dom, PC2 8500, 2 x 2G
Sapphire HD4870
Corsair TX750


 

    
 
 

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