Can I do this with one IDE connector?

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THFS

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I'm buying a new PC tomorrow, but I want to keep my 250GB IDE drive in addition to a 250GB SATA drive. The motherboard I'm purchasing has one IDE connector, but I have two IDE devices that I want to connect. There's the 250GB hard drive, and my DVD burner. Will that be possible using just the one connector? I'm not sure what they mean by that, since I know IDE cables sort of have two cables in one.
 

bonk

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If the cable only has one connector then you can buy one with 2 connectors on it.

If they mean that you only have one IDE connector on the board then might be a little trickier.
 

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If you have one IDE channel on the board, you can connect two IDE devices to that channel. Standard IDE cables have connectors for two devices, if you have one with a single connector, they're pretty inexpensive. I'll bet almost anyone here will send you one for the cost of postage. :D
 
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