Epox 8KRA2+ (KT600) Review

Omega65Omega65 Philadelphia, Pa
edited July 2003 in Science & Tech
<a href="http://www.anandtech.com/mb/showdoc.html?i=1835&quot; target=_blank>Anandtech</a> Fires up the Epox 8KRA2+ (KT600) Motherboard. Let's see if the Nforce2 finally has some competition! (2003-07-01)

<i>"Despite the somewhat mediocre performance of the 8KRA2+ there are some very positive features this motherboard carries. The most positive feature is the 8KRA2+’s Serial ATA and IDE support. The VT8237 South Bridge natively supports two SATA drives (not taking into account daisy chaining) and eight USB 2.0 ports. This type of South Bridge is something nForce2 Ultra 400 motherboards cannot provide, and probably won’t be able to provide for at least the next one to two months when MCP-S (or some sort of name like that) is released. Another positive feature the 8KRA2+ brings to the table is an onboard PCI HighPoint HPT372N controller that supports RAID 0, 1, & 0 + 1 arrays via two IDE connectors and is Hot Swap capable. In combination with the VT8237 South Bridge and Primary/Secondary IDE connectors the 8KRA2+ supports a grand total of ten SATA/IDE disk/optical drives. This is worth reiterating because these particular combinations of features are unique among high-end Socket A desktop motherboards."</i>

Read the whole report <a href="http://www.anandtech.com/mb/showdoc.html?i=1835&quot; target=_blank>here</a>
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