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May 31, 2013, 7:09 pm
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connections on the mobo, but the BIOS lists SATA0 and SATA2. Does
this imply there is another SATA (say, SATA1) somewhere? I was hoping
there is another SATA connection because I can use it for an extra
Just thought someone might know.
Re: Connoly E187242 Motherboard?
You check the chipset details for the motherboard.
For example, it could be 945G and ICH7. The diagram
here, lists four SATA ports.
They may have equipped just connectors SATA0 and
SATA2, so the drives both show as fake "Master"
in software. The other connectors may not have been
soldered in, to save a few pennies.
SATA0 Master \__ For IDE ribbon cable emulation purposes
SATA1 Slave /
SATA2 Master \__ For IDE ribbon cable emulation purposes
SATA3 Slave /
This is an example of a 945G board. The 945G is the one
underneath the tall aluminum heatsink. The ICH7 is the one
near the four SATA connectors. Since the ICH7 chip is bare,
and has no heatsink on top, that allows the user to read the
number off the top, and verify the chip name. Perhaps
the number is 82801G or 82801GR or something.
Note that, in that motherboard example, the number was erased
from the top of the chip. The actual board, you'll be able
to read a number off the top.
It should be as easy to read, as this one.
You can also use the SLxxx number, enter it on the ark.intel.com
site, and it'll give some more details.
You can also search using "ICH7" as a name, and try to locate
the most likely part number.
Total # of SATA Ports 4
Integrated IDE 1 Channel
And that info, means a maximum of 6 drives can be connected
to the chip. Four SATA and two IDE. But only if the connectors
are soldered to the motherboard for it.
When you ask a question like this, it helps to mention
the details of the computer, like Dell Dimension 5100 or whatever.
I can't be sure any of the above, is related to your computer.
Re: Re: Connoly E187242 Motherboard?
Sorry about that.
It is (was) a Dell Dimension E510
The information I was able to derive on the hardware is:
CPU Type DualCore Intel Pentium D 820, 2800 MHz
(14 x 200)
Motherboard Name Dell DM051
Motherboard Chipset Intel Lakeport-G i945G
System Memory 2048 MB (DDR2-800 DDR2 SDRAM) (my add)
Etched on mobo Model Connolly E187242
BIOS Type Phoenix (01/08/07)
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