Following from this thread http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=165884 I still can’t count 8 IDE channels on this motherboard. Anyone can enlighten me?
Another question, since I never used any SATA drives, there are 8 SATA connectors on the motherboard. For PATA, I know that one channel can have two drives. Normally for not-so-new motherboards (new models nowadays have only one channels by default) we have two channels to connect four IDE devices. Transfering data from say a HDD to another on the same channel is not as fast as transfering to one on a different channel. Is this the same for SATA drives? Like if you have four SATA HDDs, and none is connecting to any additional on-board IDE/RAID controller, does it mean you have similar situation whereas transfering data between say SATA1 and SATA2 (or SATA3 and SATA4) is not as fast as transfering data between SATA1 and SATA3 (or SATA1 and SATA4, or SATA2 and SATA3, or SATA2 and SATA4)?
If that’s true, does it also apply to the additional IDE/RAID controller working in non-RAID mode?