P4PE and S-ATA harddisks

Discussion in 'Asus' started by Lars-Erik Østerud, Oct 8, 2004.

  1. I'm wondering up upgrade my harddisk, but all new disks are S-ATA
    Does the S-ATA on P4PE work OK (can I boot from a S-ATA disk, what
    speed, will Win98se and WinXP work OK with harddisk at full speed)
    Lars-Erik Østerud, Oct 8, 2004
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  2. Lars-Erik Østerud

    sbb78247 Guest

    I don't know about your board, but the p4pe that i have/had (in storage now)
    did not have SATA ports. If you do have the ports then go ahead and use
    them. The speed increase is there but not as dramatic as say going from
    udma33 to udma133. If you don't have the ports onboard, then get a pci add
    in card if you want this upgrade. Then you can have RAID functions like
    striping, mirroring or both. I run a stripped set of 80g SATA on a P4P800
    and o/c the cpu from 2.8 to 3.14 and it really moves for the few games and
    editing tasks that i do. But remember, your mileage may vary.

    sbb78247, Oct 8, 2004
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  3. sbb78247 skrev:
    I have a version with a combined S-ATA and raid controller on-board.
    Havn't got the details (if it's two S-ATA, two IDE and one S-ATA or).
    The P4PE does only have UDMA66 i think so S-ATA might be a bit faster.
    I was just curious on if I could boot from the S-ATA disk w/o trouble,
    and still use one or two IDE controllers (need for DVD-writer).
    Lars-Erik Østerud, Oct 8, 2004
  4. Lars-Erik Østerud

    sbb78247 Guest

    It does UDMA100

    i think so S-ATA might be a bit faster.

    Maybe if you are using a slower drive already (5400 rpm or a 7200 w/2m

    Yep, should work just fine. You will just have to set the boot order. If
    you have all those goodies already, I would definitely turn on the RAID and
    use it to the hilt.

    sbb78247, Oct 8, 2004
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