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How do I connect SATA and IDE on Asus P5AD2-E Premium board???

Hello,

I just bought the ASUS P5AD2-E Premium board and I'm new to SATA connections.  I have a WD Raptor Drive that is SATA and a 250 GB WD IDE drive.  The board has 2 master and 2 slave SATA connections on the board.  I connected the Raptor drive to the master SATA port on the board but it shows up under "3rd primary master" in the bios.  Is there a way to have it show up under "primary master" ?  
Also, since the board only has a primary IDE port, do I need to slave the 250 GB off my CD drive that is presently connected to this port?

thanks for any help!!

chris
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cyoung3000
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cyoung3000
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CallandorCommented:
SATA does not have any concept of master and slave.  If you are using both SATA and IDE, you need to look in the BIOS for a boot priority and set it.  On my MSI K8N Neo2 board, I set the boot device to hard drive and then set the hard drive to the one I want (both SATA and IDE are in a list).
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DoTheDEW335Commented:
Callandor is correct.
Most BIOS screens have a boot device priority along with a hard drive,cd-rom and removable boot options where you can choose which one you want it to boot from 1st.



In the manual Section 4.6.1 (Page 108 in Adobe Reader) Has your boot priority screen and explaination. If your still unsure you should read it.

Your manual can be found here:
http://www.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/socket775/P5AD2-E%20Premium/e1998_p5ad2-e_prem.pdf
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MrBillisMeCommented:
I think you are going to find that the SATA is IDE 3 and 4 and can not be changed. It boots from the first available drive so as long as there are no bootable drives on IDE 1 and 2 it boots from 3. This is true on my ASUS p4C800-E and if there is away around it I haven't found. I have some contacts going on with ASUS now since I lost the system boot on that board so I plan on pursuing your question with them. Will pass their comments on later, if I can get a strait answer out of them.
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cyoung3000Author Commented:
Thanks for the posts....

Sounds like it doesn't really matter where my boot priority show up in BIOS as long as it works.  Anyone know whether or not I should be slaving my 250 GB drive off the CD or is there a secondary port somewhere on this board I don't know about?

thanks...

chris
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MrBillisMeCommented:
Assuming the 250MB drive is not bootable it should run in any position, just set it up as cable select. I've not tested my MOBO with a non bootable drive, but in theory whether it's master or slave should not make a difference.
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DoTheDEW335Commented:
MRBillis,

I have a P4P800 Deluxe (older than both your and cyoungs) motherboard, and there is a section that you can prioritize the hard drives. I have 1 SATA and 1 IDE, I just bumped the SATA to the 1st spot in the list and it was then the bootable drive. You might want to check yours for that setting. I can't remember exactly where it is and right now I don't have anything in the computer. The parts I had in there are in another machine now. But there was a second section that had listed Hard drives and cd-roms in seperate area somewhere around the boot part that you could change what HDD and what CD-ROM u wanted 1st in-line to boot from..
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MrBillisMeCommented:
I'll recheck the BIOS when it's up and running again but I thought I dug all the way down and I scoured it several times. This board actually has two IDE, two SATA, two SATA RAID plus one ULTRA SCSI. If you chose the SATA RAID it boots to RAID but the IDE/SATA set up just seems to be sequential. Will repost findings here later. Thanks...
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