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  1. #1
    Apr 2003
    51st State

    nf7-s working s-ata?

    hi im buying a new mobo for a download rig, and im going to be using 2x 200gb s-ata drives with it, i know the nf7-s is a good motherboard but before i had real problems with the serial ata on it, so that i couldnt transfer files from each sata drive to the other or raid them properly without problems, i found out it was the silicon image chip that was the problem, but this was a long time ago, does this problem still exist?

  2. #2
    Sep 2002
    The Netherlands

    Re: nf7-s working s-ata?

    Nope if you use BIOS d1.4 or later there is a BIOS option called "EXT2-P2P's Discard Time" if you set it to 1ms there shouldn't be anymore problems.
    Overclocking system:
    ASUS Rampage Formula (BIOS 0403)
    Xeon x3350 SLAX2 @ 8x475=3.8Ghz 1.29Vcore
    Dual Radiator (modded) Koolance EXOS with Zalman WB5 CPU block
    2 x 2GB OCZ Platinum PC8000 @ 950Mhz 5-5-5-18 1.8v
    Enermax NoiseTaker 600W
    ASUS GeForce 8800GTX @ 645/1645/1000

  3. #3
    Feb 2004
    Glasgow, Scotland

    Re: nf7-s working s-ata?

    1 of the main problems is that the SATA controller is routed via the PCI Bus & hence limited by it in the max transfer rate.

    If you get a board using the nForce2 MCP2-Gb or MCP RAID southbridge you will have SATA integrated into the southbridge & therefore unconstrained by the PCI bus.
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