Will this be applicable for a 2nd hard drive?

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What motherboard?
You can put 2 PATA drives on each IDE port.Are your current hard drive and optical drive both on the same port, or on different ones?
If your PC only has one IDE port then you will have SATA ports, so a SATA drive might be a better option for you. (unless you already have the drive).

The card you show will allow you to add 4 PATA drives, but no sense buying it if your motherboard already has the ports you need.

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Well I don't have anymore ports on my motherboard that's why I needed this. I already have the hard drive which is why I need something with ATA instead of SATA. My motherboard is an EVGA 650i DDR2...can't remember the other specs off hand.
 
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Your MB only has the one IDE and 4 SATA ports. An IDE card would be cheaper than a new SATA drive for sure.

Last add-in IDE card I used was ISA, so it's been a while. Can't give any recommendations as to current brands, but I've had good luck with Promise, SIIG and 3ware for SCSI/SATA in the past. They are a bit more expensive though.
The one you linked should do the trick, but from the one review it might not work too well with CD-ROMs/ DVD-ROMs.

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Yeah, I just need it for a hard drive hook up, not CD/DVD drive. Thank you for your help!
 
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