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Need Advice about HD/Motherboard

pantsypantsy Registered User regular
So, it has been about 6 years since I put together my current computer. I am now looking to build a new one, but I am now somewhat out of touch with some technological specifications and I am having a hard time deciphering them.

My quandary is that I don't want to have to get a new hard-drive because I am a cheap bastard, but I can't tell if it will work the motherboard I am interested in.

It has the following storage device specs:
newegg wrote:
PATA 1 x ATA100 2 Dev. Max
SATA 3Gb/s 8
SATA RAID 0/1/5/10

motherboard link


My Samsung SP0802N hard drive has an ATA 133 connection.



What is that ATA100 2 Dev. Max business? Is it compatible with my hard drive?

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  • lowlylowlycooklowlylowlycook Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    You might want to check out the sticky. I think all the PATA's should be compatible just falling to the speed of the lowest. I can't say I know that for sure.

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  • corky842corky842 Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    pantsy wrote: »
    What is that ATA100 2 Dev. Max business? Is it compatible with my hard drive?

    The "2 Dev. Max" means the motherboard only supports 2 PATA (commonly referred to as IDE) devices.

    Get a new hard drive anyway. 6 years is pretty old for a hard drive, and 80gb is not a lot of storage.

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  • ScrubletScrublet Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    corky842 wrote: »
    pantsy wrote: »
    What is that ATA100 2 Dev. Max business? Is it compatible with my hard drive?

    The "2 Dev. Max" means the motherboard only supports 2 PATA (commonly referred to as IDE) devices.

    Get a new hard drive anyway. 6 years is pretty old for a hard drive, and 80gb is not a lot of storage.

    If you are only upgrading your computer for the first time in 6 years, I think you can go ahead and swing the cash to upgrade all of its parts this one time.

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