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I have two Hard Drive IDE and SATA. Both are detected by ASUS K8S-MX Motherboard, but when I connect IDE 80GB drive with 500GB SATA drive it does not detect my 4 SATA partitions, instead says it is only 500GB unformatted single partion. Though I have data in 4 partitions on my 500GB SATA when I connect it on different system. How can I resolve this issue?? Please help. The 80GB IDE is primary drive with windows XP.

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  • inderin2006 Dec 13, 2009

    I changed my 500GB SATA to Master and 80GB IDE to slave but it is still not recognizing the 4 partions on my SATA???

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Check your jumper settings on the drive. Make sure you 80 gig hard is slave if you want your 500 as master.

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I am using K8S MX Motherboard with OS-Windows XP. but my hard disk is not working. i want to purchase a new 160gb IDE hard drive. please tell me if it supports 160gb hard drive or not


The specs for this motherboard say it has a Utra-DMA 133, and 2 SATA 3Gbs ports.
You can connect any IDE HD, and any SATA 3 or lower HD. These standards are backwards compatible. When it comes to size, there is a 2TB MBR limit.
I would skip IDE and go directly with a SATA 3 drive.
http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/AMD_Socket_754/K8SMX/#specifications


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Dec 11, 2012 | ASUS K8S-MX Motherboard

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Hi, I'm having K8V-MX Asus mother board with AMD 3000+ processor wih 1GB DDR ram, with 80 GB PATA Segate HDD connected. After adding 500GB SATA HDD to this mother board, my system performance is very low....


Hi,
Thanks for the details. I have used K8V-MX Asus motherboard and found it very reliable with quite reasonable performance. It definately supports 500 GB Sata drive and there must not be any issues after increasing just the storage. However, Operating System upgrade may result in sluggish performance. Drivers dont seem to be an issue to me either.
I suggest to review a few points detailed as under: -
- K8V-MX Asus Supports RAID, so, check for any RAID Drivers/ settings. (You dont have to use RAID for two Hard Drives of different make, capacity and speed). Try using one disk at a time having same Operating System (e.g. Windows XP) and compare the performance.
- Infact SATA Drives have better data transfer rate than IDE, which results in enhanced performance.
- Some Programs (that you may not be using with 80GB drive) Like antivirus may result in decreased performance.
- Please Review you Operating System environment and software installed. Make sure that the new drive & Operating System are free of any virus, which results in CPU Utilization upto 100%.
- Also, motherboard supports Max 2GB RAM, so you may consider adding more RAM.

Let me know if any further clarification/ assistance is required.
Hope it helps! Good Luck!
CreativeTECH

Jan 27, 2011 | ASUS K8V-MX Motherboard

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I attached 500gb sata hdd to this MBoard. But it does not detect with window xp.


Windows XP installation CD does not have a SATA driver on the installation CD. Foe details on hoe to install Windows XP on a SATA hard drive, please click on this link and follow my instructions :-
http://www.fixya.com/support/r4335035-installing_windows_xp_sata_hard_drive

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I have ASUS K8S-MX Motherboard and updated BIOS with 1019. The option for SATA controller gives- Disabled, IDE to ROM and RAID to ROM options. I tried both settings but my 500GB SATA is detecting as 500GB...


What file system did you use for partitioning? Also, what OS are you currently running?

My guess is that you did not partition this drive with a compatible file system.

Assuming I am correct, you'll have to use an operating system that is compatible, or else partition accordingly.

Dec 18, 2009 | ASUS K8S-MX Motherboard

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As I stated earlier I have ASUS K8S-MX Motherboard, but when I connect IDE 80GB drive with 500GB SATA drive it does not detect my 4 SATA partitions, instead says it is only 500GB unformatted single...


Check your AHCI (or ACHI, can't remember) settings in your BIOS. Turn them off, use "standard pata mode" even though you're using a SATA drive, and try again.

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ASUS K8S-MX Motherboard, but when I connect IDE


How were the partitions created on the SATA? Are they RAID configured from the other system? Does the new motherboard have the same support for your HD as the other system? Check the setup in the BIOS screen on both systems to make them identical as much as you can. According to Tom's Hardware: "In the SATA port configuration place you have up to four "mode" choices: IDE (or PATA) Emulation, native SATA, AHCI, or RAID." Check this section. Circe@pctechsonline.com

Dec 13, 2009 | ASUS K8S-MX Motherboard

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Hi my ASUS K8S-MX motherboard is not detecting SATA hard drive and Sata DVD Writer. Though my IDE hard drive and DVD Writer is working fine. Please help me with this .


Two thing here that can be the issue.

1. Bad Sata controller onboard
2. Sata controller is disabled in the bios.

The Fix

1. Purchase a independent sata controller there like $25 bucks.

2. Try going into the bios under advanced and make sure its not disabled.

I sure hope this finds your Very Helpful vote! Have a Merry Christmas and a wonderul New Year!

Dec 07, 2009 | ASUS K8S-MX Motherboard

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I have a asus K8S-MX i want to connect SATA HDD


To enable sata port press Delete Key when computer Starts. U will get BIOS menu. On there the Main settings window the second last option is to enable sata option. If u want to install widows OS (XP,2000, Server edition) **** Driver CD and go to RAID folder there u get a driver ( shown as Floppy drive Image). Incerte Floppy in drive and click that icon. And click Extract. Then incert the OS CD. On starting of instalition u will get a option press F6 to install Raid Disk. Press F6. On Bitween instalition u will get a option to install this Raid. ( With out this RAID u cant install XP or Other vartions of windows in ur sata hard drive)

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yes the mother board supports SATA However if you connect large Disks to the SATA connectors they are recognized correctly with full size. So leave your 500g and less HDs on the IDE and the big ones on the SATA. you can check this link for the manual for more information ftp://ftp.chiligreen.com/Desktop/Manuals/manual_a_k8v-mx.pdf hope this helps .thanks and Godbless pls appreciate by rating as fixyaa

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my understanding is that if you do not have other drives in a raid configuration you do not need the raid driver loaded ,have your hard drive plugged into the first sata slot, then format the hard drive ,instal o/s and all should be good.

hope this is of help

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