View Full Version : Which ASUS A8N32 SLI DELUXE SATA ports to use??

11-28-05, 08:34 PM
Guys what chipset should I use to set up 2x36gig and 2x74gig Raptors on this MB? Should I use the NF4 or the Silicon Image? I only see four (4) SATA connectors on this MB but I have been called blind before.

One other thing in order to set up RAID 0 do I need any drivers DL from some site somewhere for the RAID 0 function kinda like you had to do on the ASUS P4C800 and P4P800 MB with the Intel IAA eXtracted to floppy drive?, thanks.

11-28-05, 10:17 PM
Taken from the asus website:

NVIDIA nForce4 SLI X16 Southbridge supports
- 2 x Ultra DMA 133 / 100 / 66 / 33
- 4 x Serial ATA 3 Gb/s
- NV RAID: RAID 0, 1, 0+1, 5 and JBOD on Serial ATA drives
Silicon Image 3132 SATA controller supports
- 1 x Internal Serial ATA 3 Gb/s hard disk
- 1 x External Serial ATA hard disk (SATA On-the-Go)
- Support RAID 0, 1

Looks like the nVidia controller is the 4 black connectors. There is a red SATA connector above the top PCIe slot (right at the back of the board). That must be the Silicon Image controller internal one and the external one must have a header there somewhere for you to plug the bracket into...

So to answer your question, you'll have to put them all on the nvidia controller.

(nana2) <---Just noticed this in the smilies and had to put it in :D