Suggestions for nForce2 motherboard supporting 8 IDE drives please

Does anyone have a suggestion for a good nForce 2 based motherboard that can support up to 8 IDE drives? (4-5 ODD, 2-3 HDD) Not really interested in SATA, that’ll come in the next major upgrade. Probably late next year or so.

The Promise Ultra 133 has given me nothing but grief (Optical or HD) in two different motherboards and as such id like to have it all on-board.

It would be a huge plus if it was also a great stable overclocker, but if not, just as long as its rock solid.

Thanks,

savvy.

Abit and Asus used to have 4 IDE channel mobos on the nForce2 chipset, but I can’t find them at newegg.com anymore. They still have 2 Gigabyte nForce2 mobos that matches your criteria though.

Gigabyte GA-7N400 Pro2 ($107)

Supported CPU: Socket A AMD AthlonXP/Athlon/Duron Processors
Chipset: NVIDIA nForce2 Ultra 400 + MCP
FSB: 400/333/266MHz
RAM: 4x DIMM support Dual-Channel DDR400/333/266 Max 3GB
IDE: 4x ATA 133 up to 8 Devices, GigaRAID ATA133 RAID 0/1/0+1
Slots: 1x AGP 8X, 5x PCI
Ports: 2xPS2,2xCOM,1xLPT,1xLAN,6xUSB2.0(Rear 4),Audio Ports
Onboard Audio: Realtek ALC650 6-Channel Codec
Onboard LAN: Realtek 8110S Gigabit GbE
Onboard SATA/RAID: Silicon Image sil3112A, 2x SATA w/ RAID 0/1
Onboard 1394: T.I. 1394 Controller, 3 Ports
Form Factor: ATX

Gigabyte GA-7NNXP ($155)
Supported CPU: Socket A AMD AthlonXP/Athlon/Duron Processors
Chipset: nForce2 Ultra 400+MCP-T
FSB: 400/333/266MHz
RAM: 4xDIMM support Dual Channel DDR400/333/266 Max 3GB
IDE: 4x ATA 133 up to 8 Devices, GigaRAID ATA133 RAID 0/1/0+1
Slots: 1xAGP Pro/8X,5xPCI,1xDPS
Ports: 2xPS2,1xLPT,2xCOM,6xUSB2.0(Rear 4),2xLAN,Audio Ports
Onboard Audio: Realtek ALC650 6-Channel Codec
Onboard LAN: Intel 82540EM GbE+Realtek 8201 10/100M
Onboard SATA/RAID: Silicon Image sil3112A, 2x SATA w/ RAID 0/1
Onboard 1394: MCP-T + RealTek 8801,3 Ports
Form Factor: ATX

Thanks a lot Stoner, much appreciated. :slight_smile:

Currently looking at reviews for these boards.

Savvy.