I have bare minimum knowledge in hardware. Can someone help me figure\notu how many SATA ports are there in Asus A7N8X deluxe?\n\nCurrently, in my main desltop of ASUS A7N8X witj 1GB RAM, I have 2\nPATA drives where one has Windows XP Pro installed (say Drice C) and\nthe other is purely for data (say Drive G).\n\nI am taking two classes in Network Administartion where one is with\nLinux - using SUSE ver 10.0 - and the other is Windows Server 2003.\nI am not going to get another desktop for Linux due to space issue. I\nhave a spare dekstop with 128 MB RAM but SUSE 10 needs 256 MB RAM\n\nPeople in Windows Server 2003 class are getting removable cages for\nseperate hard drives where each of the two windows OS is installed.\nSince I need to use the same machine for all 3 OS, I would have to buy\n3 cages if I go that route but Windows Server 2003 is trial version.\nI'd like to keep Linux for the long run.\n\nI have a spare PATA drive and a STAT drive. Both are 120 MB. I do not\nwan tto buy any more hard drive. I have room for 2 more hard drives\nin case and I have 2 Bay.\n\nWould you advise that I partition the drive with XP Pro and installed\nServer 2003 in the new partition instead of using a separate hard\ndrivea nd then use SATA drive to install Linux. That way, I won't need\nto buy any removeable cage for any hard drive.\n\nIf I do buy removable cases for the hard drives if I isntall each OS\nin a separate drive , I'd need to buy 2 for PATA and 1 for SATA.\nFry's doesn't even sell the cage for PATA anymore.\n\nIstill would like to know how many how many SATA ports are on this\nmotherboard in case I get another SATA and use the tow SATA to install\nLinux and Windows Server 2003 respectively.\n\nThanks.