Intel(R) Desktop Board DX58SO

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December 2, 2009 at 10:48:27
Specs: XP Home, P 4 3.2 / 2GB
As I have just bought an Intel(R) Desktop Board DX58SO I have as yet not got round to swapping all my drives over yet. As you can see though 2 of my drives are IDE. I have bought adapters which plug into the long slot on the drives and then enables me to attach a SATA cable. Now see coment mabe but Intel below. Is this true have I wasted my money?

The usage of Serial ATA to IDE adapters is not recommended in any of our Desktop Boards, IDE drives might not work correctly with that configuration.

Please be aware that the IDE port is a 40-pin connector, and the floppy port is a 34-pin plug, therefore the connections are not compatible with each other.

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December 2, 2009 at 12:38:46
My guess would be that it does fully support some models of adapters. They just don't want to get in the middle of who versus who in a warranty dispute so they have a clear way out.

As they say your mileage may vary.

Playing to the angels
Les Paul (1915-2009)

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December 2, 2009 at 12:43:59
You havn't wasted your money, but why, when upgrading to such a board desgned for i7 cpu would you not get a new faster larger sata drive.
I don't know what IDE drives you have, but one new SATA drive that is larger then both of them would not be very expensive.
Newegg have Seagate 500GB for $55 free shipping, 1.5TB $100 free shipping.

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December 2, 2009 at 17:40:50
I told you 2 weeks ago not to buy that board but your reply was, "I just ordered it". It's too late now but take the time to read response #2 to your last post & you'll see exactly why you should NOT have gotten that board:

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