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How many Hard Drives will My Mobo support?

How many Hard Drives will My Mobo support?

Postby Chippychap » Thu Dec 09, 2010 6:53 am

Hi Guys
My MoBo is an Asus P5N-MX.
From the page below it appears that I have 4 SATA connections. :() :yesnod: ^*^
Does that mean that I can have 4 x HD's?
Or are there some other limiters?
I run W7


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Re: How many Hard Drives will My Mobo support?

Postby Grav!ty » Thu Dec 09, 2010 10:05 am

You should be able to fit four hard drives without any problems, provided you have four hard drive bays in which to locate them of course ^*^

I find it best to always keep ones main HDD plugged in to SATA 1 and not to change that and then to make sure that the first boot HDD is the one plugged into SATA 1.
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Re: How many Hard Drives will My Mobo support?

Postby Chippychap » Thu Dec 09, 2010 10:18 am

Thanks for that.
Wasn't sure if CPU or RAM could hold me back. Although both are good spec.
I well remember how I chuckled when hearing people say get the biggest HD you can and get many. :embarrassed:
They seem to fill up on their own. :confused
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Re: How many Hard Drives will My Mobo support?

Postby Grav!ty » Thu Dec 09, 2010 10:22 am

Yeah, it's incredible how much stuff we collect and music, videos and other things can take up a lot of space. Personally I prefer to cut and paste those things over to external USB hard disk drives every now and then but that's just a personal preference :yesnod:
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Re: How many Hard Drives will My Mobo support?

Postby Chippychap » Thu Dec 09, 2010 10:43 am

TBH I had a USB external HD but a phone engineer accidentally unplugged it whilst it was beavering away. :-x
It stopped working so I installed it as an internal and it worked. ^*^
Don't know if that is a tip or not, I read it somewhere and gave it a go. It was an iomega 500.
So i'll keep it all in one box now.
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