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IDE optical drives on same cable

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by rainforest123, Oct 30, 2007.

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  1. rainforest123

    rainforest123 Thread Starter

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    I want to build a computer, AMD preferably, with 4 IDE drives, but the ASUS motherboards I am considering have only 1 IDE channel on the motherboard.

    The computer will run Win XP Pro SP2.

    Somewhere, I read that it is not a good idea to put 2 optical IDE drives on the same ribbon cable.

    2. If I use an IDE controller card, in a PCI slot, can I boot to 1 of the drives on said card?

    Thanks for your help.

    RF123
     
  2. lilLB

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    not sure about your second question but I've always put my optical drives on one cable and never had an issue.
     
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