The HPT366 IDE controller is designed to support high-speed mass storage. Thus, we don't suggest you connect non-disk devices that use ATA/ATAPI interfaces, such as CD-ROM to HPT366 IDE connector (IDE3 & IDE4).
Note: Overclocking the BP6 may contribute to problems related to the HPT366 controller. Never overclock your system while setting up hardware or installing the operating system. The HPT366 controller could cause data corruption or hard drive failure if your system is overclocked. That said, many BP6ers have overclocked systems using the HPT366 controller.
Here are some very important things to be aware of when trying to use the HPT366 controller:
- Make sure the hard drive is set for ATA66 (UDMA 4) mode.
- Your BIOS setting for the Boot Sequence must be set to EXT to boot from a hard drive on the HPT366 controller. Select the SCSI option under Boot Sequence EXT Means.
- Make sure you using a 80-pin Ultra ATA66 cable with the blue connector plugged into the mainboard. The black connector is used for the master hard drive and the grey connector is used for the slave hard drive. The cable length should not exceed 18 inches.
- Any PCI card plugged into PCI slot 3, must be able to share the IRQ that is also shared with the HPT366 controller. The HPT366 drivers are designed to share the IRQ with other device that are designed to do the same.