SATA drives limit

Discussion in 'Computer Information' started by Shawn, Nov 17, 2003.

  1. Shawn

    Shawn Guest

    Hi all, a basic question about SATA harddrives: how many of them can be
    hooked up to a typical motherboard supporting SATA? (I know for Parallel
    ATA the usual max is 4 drives unless one adds additional interface
    cards). Thanks.
    Shawn
     
    Shawn, Nov 17, 2003
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  2. Shawn

    Thor Guest

    It depends on your controller. S-ATA allows just one drive per cable. There
    is no master/slave arrangement, and no sharing of cables. So, how many
    drives you can connect, depends on how many cable connections your
    controller card, or motherboard offers.


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    "Shawn" <> wrote in message news:...
    > Hi all, a basic question about SATA harddrives: how many of them can be
    > hooked up to a typical motherboard supporting SATA? (I know for Parallel
    > ATA the usual max is 4 drives unless one adds additional interface
    > cards). Thanks.
    > Shawn
    >
     
    Thor, Nov 17, 2003
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  3. Shawn

    Shawn Guest

    great, thanks Thor.

    Thor wrote:

    > It depends on your controller. S-ATA allows just one drive per cable. There
    > is no master/slave arrangement, and no sharing of cables. So, how many
    > drives you can connect, depends on how many cable connections your
    > controller card, or motherboard offers.
    >
    > ..
    > "Shawn" <> wrote in message news:...
    > > Hi all, a basic question about SATA harddrives: how many of them can be
    > > hooked up to a typical motherboard supporting SATA? (I know for Parallel
    > > ATA the usual max is 4 drives unless one adds additional interface
    > > cards). Thanks.
    > > Shawn
    > >
     
    Shawn, Nov 17, 2003
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