Asus motherboard query

  Smithick 17:07 21 Aug 2003

I have recently purchased an 'ASUS A7N266-VM' motherboard and now found out it is quite select over which hard drives can function with it.

Does anyone know of any hard drives (20Gb+) that this motherboard can operate effectively with.

Thanks in advance

  Rayuk 18:22 21 Aug 2003

You shouldnt have any problems using drives with this motherboard its not that old.
What is the problem exactly.

  Smithick 18:37 21 Aug 2003

Thanks for answering

The main problem is the cost of the motherboard has left me with a little room for expansion. I can have two drives on the thicker IDE cable though this leaves me with less power cables for optical drives.

I am hesitant against buying a new Power Supply Unit, one with more power cables for drives as I have heard that this motherboard is choosie over what is used with it.
Can you please advise.

  Rayuk 18:47 21 Aug 2003

You can buy splitter power cables for a couple of pounds.An example as below.PCWorld should have them or if you are lucky enough to have a local pc shop.
51/4 to 51/4 to 51/4 power splitter
click here

  Rayuk 18:51 21 Aug 2003

Where did you get the idea about this board being picky with certain hard drives?

  Smithick 16:59 22 Aug 2003

A family member, helping me to construct a PC, brought home a document that consisted of printouts of a discussion involving this motherboard.
We had the same problem as these other people.

Though the PC is sorted now. I would still like to upgrade the hard drive and bring in a dvd-rom drive. Thanks for the tips.

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