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I currently purchased the following devices to build my new PC and am havin alot of trouble tring to connect.

ASUS P5AD2-E Mother board
Wester Digital WD2000 Serail ATA HD with SATA connection
PLEXTOR PX-716A cd/dvd ATAPI drive IDE

I will not be using any of the RAID fuctions. I just want o connect 1 HD and 1
CD/DVD drive. I have 8 SATA connections on the motherboard but seem to be
all for RAID operation.
For the PLEXTOR, there are 3 IDE ports, the first is labled PRI_IDE1 whis for an
ULTRA DMA 100/66 sgnal cable. The second and third IDE are labled PRI_RAID1
and SEC_RAID1.
What it comes down to is where do I install both of these devices??
THANK YOU for any assistance

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I currently purchased the following devices to build my new PC and am havin alot of trouble tring to connect.

ASUS P5AD2-E Mother board
Wester Digital WD2000 Serail ATA HD with SATA connection
PLEXTOR PX-716A cd/dvd ATAPI drive IDE

I will not be using any of the RAID fuctions. I just want o connect 1 HD and 1
CD/DVD drive. I have 8 SATA connections on the motherboard but seem to be
all for RAID operation.
For the PLEXTOR, there are 3 IDE ports, the first is labled PRI_IDE1 whis for an
ULTRA DMA 100/66 sgnal cable. The second and third IDE are labled PRI_RAID1
and SEC_RAID1.
What it comes down to is where do I install both of these devices??
THANK YOU for any assistance

Plug the SATS connector into SATA slot 1, and the IDE cable for the CD Device can be pluged into IDE Port 2 (Not the primary IDE Port). Go into you BIOS, select:

Integrated Prehiprials Select:
Onboard IDE Devices.

Ensure the section Onchip Serial ATA Mode is set to IDE
Ensure the section Onchip Serial ATA is set to Enhanced Mode.

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