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Sata hard disk

I have asrock p4i45gx_pe motherboard.
I want to attach a new sata 160 gb hard disk.
My question is whether my motherboard will support SATA or not!
os: xp_sp2
Ram: 768 mb

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  • papai55555 Feb 20, 2008

    hmm thanks for d solution BUT
    my friend who has got a 80gb SATA hard disk
    recently attached his hard drive on my p4p4i45gx_pe motherboard as a primary slave!

    I think SATA works in p4i45gx_pe motherboard
    now when i tried to install that hard drive as primary master
    Sometimes it works sometimes it doesnot works.
    now why is it happenning ?????
    (NOTE:i havnt used any kind of addon pci controller.)

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Hi, i have the P4i45GV and it doesn't support Serial ATA.You'll have to buy a IDE hard disk.

Posted on Feb 19, 2008

  • Anonymous Apr 01, 2008

    Hi, the Serial ATA hard drive has a 1cm width data cable generally of red colour and fits in a small plastic connector, the actual devices doesn't have the capability of setting master and slave drives on the same channel so, you probably have a IDE hard disk with a +/- 5cm wide data cable and 40 or 80 wires between the connectors.
    The ASRock p4i45 motherboard fully supports up to 4 IDE devices on it's 2 IDE connectors.
    Look at this picture
    The upper connector is a IDE Interface connector, the other with a smallest red cable is a Serial ATA (or SATA) connector.

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As far as I know and saw from asrocks website your motherboard does NOT have a SATA connector so the installation wont be possible without buying a addon pci sata controller card witch is around 10-30 usd or 10-20euro.

good luck and if there is anything else let me know.

Posted on Feb 19, 2008

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