English What for HDD type is good for my motherboard ?

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DRoNe
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Which type of HDD(ATA, SATA idk.) will good fit to my motherboard ? Pls help.

Motherboard name: MSI 848p Neo2-V

Thanks.
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02.01.11 02:28:44 pm
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Marcell
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2x SATA, 2x ATA100 IDE

4 winchester

Use Samsung! Or Seagate thas very good:)
02.01.11 03:24:56 pm
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palomino
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Any will work for any motherboard. Just choose what fits you and your pocket best.
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02.01.11 05:45:34 pm
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Bloodshot
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@Sunny, not true. Motherboards take specific types of harddrives. Old ones (Not REALLY old ones) usually take only IDE's, like the one I'm using right now. I also have a computer motherboard which only takes SATA. His question is valid.
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02.01.11 08:18:37 pm
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On-Board IDE/SATA

• Dual Ultra DMA 66/100 IDE controllers integrated in ICH5.
- Supports PIO, Bus Master operation modes.
- Can connect up to four Ultra ATA drives.

• Serial ATA/150 controller integrated in ICH5.
- Up to 150MB/sec transfer rate.
- Can connect up to 2 Serial ATA drives.

this means you can connect up to 4 IDE drives and up to 2 S-ATA drives.

you should open your PC and check how many devices are already connected with which cables. maybe you already have all IDE or S-ATA slots in use - in this case you have to buy a HDD which uses the other connection with still slots available

IDE cables are thin but very broad, normally grey - attention: you can attach 2 devices with only one cable! your motherboard has only 2 IDE slots but you can connect 4 devices!
IMG:http://bigbytepc.net/images/ide_133_cable.jpg

S-ATA cables are not as broad as IDE and they are red in most cases
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I assume that 2 IDE slots are in use (1 for HDD, 1 for CD/DVD drive) - but you should check it! there might also be a cable for your floppy disk drive. it's not an IDE cable but looks like one. ignore it.

I strongly recommend to buy a S-ATA drive (3,5) if you have free S-ATA slots because IDE is the older technique and some newer PCs don't even support IDE anymore. this would allow you to use the driver in newer PCs later.
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02.01.11 08:49:51 pm
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DRoNe
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Thanks to all, but i strongly thank to you DC, for your explain, now i know something about it.
Im buying S-ATA Drive.
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