Originally Posted by Androme2
I have a MSI 865PE Neo2 Series (MSI-6728 v1.1) mobo and in the manual it states it supports ATA133 on an IDE3 connector but where it's supposed to be, it simply isn't there (wasn't even soldered on) - the motherboard is about 2 years old.
I've just bought an ATA133 hard-drive and a ATA133 cable to go with it. According to the manual, it can only be connected through the IDE3 connector because the IDE1 & IDE2 connectors only supports speeds of up to ATA100
I don't want to have to sacrifice that peak 33MB/s so are there any 'adapters' out there that will allow me to use my ATA133 hard-drive? Btw, this will be used as my master and my ordinary ATA100 IDE drive will become a slave - can this be supported?
I'm even connecting ATA133 drives through old ATA-33 cables on ATA-66 controllers without a problem. You just get a warning from some BIOS versions because of the cable in that case. You shouldnt have any problem just plugging your ATA-133 hard drive onto a ATA-100 controller+cable.
Your hard drive wont be able to saturate the ATA-100 bus anyway, so any speed "increase" from using ATA-133 transfer is probably not even noticable. There are only a few setups where it really matters (like 2 raptor drives on the same ATA-100 cable).
If you insist on spending your money then you can buy an additional PCI controller card like this one: http://www.alternate.de/html/shop/pr...l?artno=FPAA04
A waste of money though IMHO.