Originally Posted by Zon2020
I don't think many, if any, consumer motherboards or chipsets even support ECC these days. Totally unnecessary.
Just the kind of info I needed on ECC. I'll buy RAM without ECC.
Samsung are excellent SSDs. They make their own controllers.
Plextor are as well.
Sandforce controllers are fine on the SATA II models, but there have been some issues (maybe resolved with firmware updates, maybe not - the jury seems to be out) on SATA III Sandforce controllers and the SSDs that use them. Personally, I'd avoid them.
Never heard of Sandforce controllers so I had to google it. Wasn't sure whether that controller was on the motherboard or on the SSD. Research shows it's on the SSD so I guess my mobo choice is safe.
Why not just buy one of these things for $17, transfer your data over to some SATA drives, and forget about even trying to use IDE. You won't limit yourself on motherboards, and you'll be much better off in the long run.http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16812232002
That's a nice gadget. Like the video presentation on it too.
Regarding buying the ASUS mobo with the built-in IDE port, I figured I could use the IDE port to:
1. Transfer data from my IDE drives to SATA drives.
2. Use it for my two IDE optical drives (CD/DVD reader and CD/DVD burner) after the hard drive data transfers are complete.
I don't plan on playing, ripping or burning Blu ray discs so hoped I could get by with my current two IDE optical drives. If I change my mind later, I could buy a SATA Blu ray player/burner then. I'm going to buy a Blu-ray set-top player to play Blu ray discs that we rent from Blockbuster.
Are there better motherboards for the uses I listed in my original post? I want to be able to stream "any" HD video from the web, play 1080p, 24fps video from a Canon camera, edit the videos from that camera and do fast SD DVD rips. Will the ASUS mobo I selected be able to do all of that well or are there better mobos without a built-in IDE port?
Thanks much for your help,