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Home server question about motherboard regarding IDE & SATA HDD

Q: Home server question about motherboard regarding IDE & SATA HDD

Hi I got from a friend his old computer that according to him it wasn t working anymore The MB its a Gigabyte GA- I p-G I got it running My idea for the computer is to use it as a small media server to stream to my tv s Now HDD motherboard IDE regarding about Home SATA question server & here comes the Home server question about motherboard regarding IDE & SATA HDD question this motherboard has Home server question about motherboard regarding IDE & SATA HDD IDE ports and SATA ports Can I use ALL of the ports I want to get it fill with HD s to save all my media thats why I am asking Will it work with all the ports full I dont want to spend money in a entire new computer right now I dont know if it can work with all IDE used plus adding SATA HD I want it to end like this IDE GB HD MASTER DVD DVD-RW SLAVE IDE GB MASTER GB SLAVE SATA TB SATA TB I am Home server question about motherboard regarding IDE & SATA HDD just missing right now the sata HDD s and plan on buying them but I want to be sure I have the manual but it doesn t say anything about conflicts or something do you guys know anything about it Here is the link for the MB specs and manual http www gigabyte com products product-page aspx pid sp nbsp

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A: Home server question about motherboard regarding IDE & SATA HDD

I recall comments re mixed IDE + SATA but don't recall the specific reference.

What should work is:

bootable system on one device (eg IDE)
storage device(s) shared (eg SATA)
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Currently I have an older desktop running IDE HDs. I checked, newegg, few other places and it seems the largest PATA (IDE) HD I can purchase today is only about 320 GB.

So I decided to think about it differently, and see if my Motherboard could accept SATA HDs....but got a bit confused. Here are the specs for my old MSI Mobo:
MSI P7N SLI NVIDIA nForce 750i SLI Socket 775 ATX MSI MS-7380 P7N SLI

It lists "4 Sata Ports," but I wasn't sure if that was for HD's or something else. If someone could let me know, if I can connect up a new 1TB Sata HD to my old computer, that would be greatly appreciated.

If you need any additional information, please let me know! Thanks in advance!


A:Motherboard Question - Can I run SATA HDs?

Those SATA ports are for hard drives. You should be OK.

You will need SATA cables. They might be included with your new drive or you may have to buy them separately.
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A:Help with basic exchange server / home network question

You probably don't want the security headache of hosting an e-mail server locally. You can go through g-mail and one of their hosting services and set up a domain and accomplish everything you are after without the security headaches.

If you want to setup and in house mail server you need and IDS system running on your network and be able to understand what it is telling you. If you have a mail server it will get hacked and you need to know when and what to do about it.

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Many people have had issues with the Marvell controller on that MB.
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But in case you're not satisfied with that, here's something to look at.

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A fellow name Jaquith seems to know what's up.

Bottom line is you need the right drivers.
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You can always use one of these PCI SATA adapter cards:

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A:Solved: Will Sata Bridgeboard (SATA to IDE) work on IDE Motherboard

They sometimes work and sometimes they don't. To make things worse your motherboard is really old and uses a VIA chipset which had a lot of compatibility issues.

You may want to look into a PCI SATA Controller card instead if you need to use this dinosaur: 600022728
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A:Sata Hdd / cable / motherboard sata / problem?

a few things to try first.

-use a different sata cable
-use a different power cable
-try the drive in a different sata port on the motherboard

my first thought was a motherboard fault, which it may well be but try the above first, if nothing else you can eliminate three things as possible faults in the mean time.
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Here we have some good experts in SSD installation.

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hook up one end of your sata cable to the hard drive, and the other to a sata port on your motherboard. don't forget to connect your power to the drive though. if the bios still can't find a drive, with a powered one attached, you have yourself a hardware problem.
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Quote: Originally Posted by Shayx

the board is DFI lanparty DK P45-T2RS PLUS
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Hello all Due to horrible noise from my desktop computer cannot put the case on because of an attached hard drive enclosure which has to connect home for server file home Create computers! to power adapters i ve decided to designate this Create home file server for home computers! desktop computer with its attached hard drives to become Create home file server for home computers! my home file server This home file server will be moved downstairs into the storage room so I won t have to hear it and I would like to use it wirelessly attach a usb wireless adapter This one runs Windows XP SP Here s my setup questions that I need advice info on the main points are home computer access ability amp restrictions setup email stored on network drive and backup solutions Once I set the computer downstairs and have it connected to my wireless router how do I get all my other computers to recognize it amp be able to read it see list of computers and OSs below Can I have all computers OSs have full write access to the home file server ONLY if the correct password is supplied Similarily can I DENY even read-only access to certain users or due to lack of password pr n not to be shared with all a at the same time can all users atleast have access to read-only access to certain directories ie music directory available to all in house Can the above be done with my computers if the home file server remains as Windows XP SP a and can above be accessed by my other computers to read write that are on different operating systems like Ubuntu and Windows Vista My main computer I will use is my laptop which has a dual boot of ubuntu and windows vista i want to be able to be free to roam in my house and access files freely on the home server no problem right a With this laptop can I have e-mail stored on home file server ie install thunderbird email application and have all the archive amp live email files stored on network drive on home file server also on the hard drives of the home file server how should i back things up there are gb hard drives and one gb hard drive with music videos and everything i ll have nearly full gb taken up right now all i ve done is a simple copy of one drive to another is there a better easy to setup way for a backup solution if it can be done how do i do it if the above cannot be done and if i should change Operating systems on the home file server what do i change and how do I do it Computer identification computer -home file server windows xp sp has bay hard drive enclosure attached therefore cannot close tower case computer -main laptop windows vista amp ubuntu linux computer -roommates desktop windows xp sp thank you in advance any advice would be appreciated nbsp

A:Create home file server for home computers!

ineedacookie said:

Hello all!

Due to horrible noise from my desktop computer (cannot put the case on because of an attached hard drive enclosure which has to connect to power adapters), i've decided to designate this desktop computer with its attached hard drives to become my home file server!

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I can't fathom why you can't put the computer's case on.

This home file server will be moved downstairs into the storage room so I won't have to hear it and I would like to use it wirelessly (attach a usb wireless adapter). This one runs Windows XP SP 3.
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Having your server connected wirelessly is a lousy idea performance wise. Moving on...

Here's my setup questions that I need advice/info on (the main points are home computer access ability & restrictions, setup email stored on network drive, and backup solutions):

1) Once I set the computer downstairs and have it connected to my wireless do I get all my other computers to recognize it, & be able to read it? (see list of computers and OSs below)

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You can map it as a network drive on each computer. (Use SAMBA on Linux.)
2) Can I have all computers/OSs have full write access to the home file server ONLY if the correct password is supplied?

3) Similarily, can I DENY even read-only access to certain users or due to lack of password?
3a) at the same time can all users atleast have access to read-only access to certain directories (ie music directory available to all in house)?

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Yes, but the extent depends on the version of Windows running on those PCs (you don't specify home/pro or the plethora of Vista versions)
4) Can the above be done with my computers if the home file server remains as Windows XP SP3?
4a) ...and can above be accessed by my other computers to read/write that are on different operating systems like Ubuntu and Windows Vista?

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Yes, but I wouldn't recommend it. I would switch to a server OS. Ubuntu Server is fine.
5) My main computer I will use is my laptop which has a dual boot of ubuntu and windows vista. i want to be able to be free to roam in my house and access files freely on the home server. no problem, right?
5a) With this laptop can I have e-mail stored on home file server (ie install thunderbird email application and have all the archive & live email files stored on network drive on home file server)?
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Should be fine.
6) also on the hard drives of the home file server, how should i back things up? there are 3 500gb hard drives, and one 40gb hard drive. with music, videos and everything i'll have nearly full 450gb taken up. right now all i've done is a simple copy of one drive to another. is there a better, easy to setup way for a backup solution?

6) if it can be done, how do i do it?

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Well, outside of automating it, it sounds fine. Make sure to have at least 2 backups of important stuff. CD/DVDs are good too for the monthly backups.

7) if the above cannot be done and if i should change Operating systems on the home file server, what do i change and how do I do it?

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I'd suggest a server OS. Again, Ubuntu is fine.
However, in all seriousness, you'd probably be better off with a NAS. The D-Link DNS 321 would be perfect for you. Plus, it uses a heck of a lot less power.
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Hello Farbods0, and welcome to Seven Forums.

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Further information

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Quote: Originally Posted by game01

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+rep from me.
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A:Booting XP from an IDE drive on a SATA motherboard (headache!)

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

The problem is, your old hard drive/Windows installation will have all the drivers/hardware configuration for your old mobo and won`t work with the new mobo.

If you`re really lucky, a Windows repair as per this thread HERE might work, with the emphasis on might. The only other option is top backup your important data and reformat and reinstall from scratch.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
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talk to Gigabyte about a RMA. that should cover this. I do not have there e-mail but u can get it on there site if u look.
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A:ASUS motherboard, several SATA drives and bluescreens

I experienced similar oddities with a DFI X58 motherboard when I was setting up to dual-boot Windows 7 and ubuntu 9.10. The most stable and workable solution I found was to connect the boot drive (C: drive) to the SATA-0 connection. It had been on SATA-3, but GRUB gets confused in spite of my attempts to fix it logically by editing the configuration files. The best choice was to move around my SATA cables to make the boot drive the first one and GRUB and Windows 7 were very happy. I have also read that GRUB and Windows 7 can get confused with SATA DVD drives in the mix too. I don't have that on this machine, but do have that on another all SATA system that I dual-boot with GRUB for ubuntu 8.10. Note that the older GRUB worked better for me than the newer one.

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A:HP Pavilion a1777c Motherboard Native Support For Both SATA ...

Your motherboard does have suppport for EIDE and SATA hard disks.  I suggest purchaseing and using a new SATA drive. You never know when a EIDE drive is going to stop functioning and really disappoint you.
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A:Solved: Would an SATA 1.5 Gb/s hard drive work in a 3.0 Gb/s motherboard?

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A:Is SATA RAID essential on a Gigabyte GA-8S661FXM-775 motherboard?

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A:Is my motherboard totally shot? Won't talk to drives on SATA ports.

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Yes. It is a SATA drive like any other, only smaller.
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A:Hello, gigabyte motherboard after switching Sata cable would boot from dvd drive

Is the time and date correct?
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