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Help... I have a quick question!

Discussion in 'Recording' started by ShaneSelby, Jan 28, 2003.

  1. ShaneSelby

    ShaneSelby Guest

    I am putting together a office/internet computer for my studio and have a quick question before I try to install the HD. Do I need to purchase an Ultra ATA/133 PCI adapter card to use the HD I purchased with the mobo I have? And if so what are my purchasing options with price being the determining factor?

    The mobo I bought is a Biostar M7VIQ. The mobo provides ultra DMA/33/66/100/133 functionality. I assumed that I didnt need an adapter card. Am i wrong?
    Biostar M7VIQ

    The HD I purchased is a Maxtor 40GB Ultra ATA/133. ($60 at Best Buy right now)
    Maxtor HD

    So can I install the drive as is or do I need a card?

    Thank you in advance!
     
  2. ShaneSelby

    ShaneSelby Guest

    Come on guys!!
    I know someone here can give me an answer...
     
  3. eskimo

    eskimo Guest

    No you don't.
     
  4. anonymous

    anonymous Guests

    Try it and see. I doubt you'll hurt anything.
     
  5. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    The drives will be slowed down to whatever the controller speeds are. It will not hurt anything but your performance. Adding a controller card will allow you to get those speeds but an ofice machine running your average every day apps is not going to benefit from that in any way so it's pointless to go that route to be honest
    Opus
     

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