Re: Extra IDE ports? Whaa???

  • From: Steve Baker <ice@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: technocracy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 17 May 2000 12:28:39 -0500

Hunter <hunters@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> At:
> the picture:
> shows the board with what appears to be four IDE ports... Anyone knows why?
> They don't look like ATA/66 ports (which are normally a different color)...
> Maybe ATA/100?? 


25 Mar 2000 - There will be a ABIT KA7-2 with 4 IDE controllers, 2 ATA-66
              and 2 ATA-100. Isn't that the ultimate Athlon board we are
              looking for ? See the two empty IDE slots available for ATA-100?

  As far as I know, the color of a port is entirely up to the board
manufacturer.  The four IDE controllers doesn't suprise me in the least.
What with the ubiquity of IDE, with it's performance and size of drives now
rivaling SCSI (and SCSI drives not really being any more reliable than IDE
drives of late) all at a fraction of the cost of SCSI, SCSI is dying fast in
the small to mid-sized server arena, and that is where this board is
squarely aimed at.  With 4 dimm slots, 6 PCI slots on top of an AGP slot,
this sucker is looks to be a mighty fine motherboard.

                                                                - Steve

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