nForce 4, SATA DVDRW (Pioneer 215) & PATA HDD?

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#1

Hi!
I’m preparing to replace my current DVD-RW drive with Pioneer 215 or Samsung 203x (Pioneer preferred I think). I’ve found some unverified claims about possible problems with optical drives connected to SATA interface AND hdd’s connected to PATA. Is it true? Can I expect some weird beavior with following configuration:

Gigabyte K8NF-9 board (nForce 4),
IBM/Hitachi HDD connected to classic IDE interface,
Planned SATA optical drive mentioned earlier?

Currently I’m not using SATA at all.

Thanks in advance.


#2

You should not have any problems running SATA optical drives on the nForce4 chipset. I’m currently running 2 off of it, and the other 2 connected to hard drives, as well as 4 PATA optical drives.


#3

Simple question, simple answer. Thanks a lot! :slight_smile: