Originally posted by: Morriah
First time here so please understand if my question is not correctly written.
I am running an AMD 4600 SATA 160gig HD and I have 2 dvd bays. I have a 320gig HD from a previous computer. I would like to know based on the cables here, if I can connect a 3 device cable to this system. I know one HD is SATA but will my IDE HD be ok, and if so, what would you recommend as a source for a 3 device cable and should it be ribbon or round?
Thank you very much
wrong topic, but Im sure it will be moved shortly, to answer your question however, All IDE devices are 2 or less per cable, working on the idea of Master and Slave, you have one master disk and onw slave disk.
SATA drives operate one per cable with a direct link to the board, only real limitation there is number of SATA plugs on the motherboard/addon-card and power.
BUT You CAN use SATA Drives and IDE drives in tandem, most motherboards have two IDE channels, one Floppy Channel and a varying number of SATA ports.
I reccomend plugging your two DVD Drives in tandem one master, one slave, then getting a separate cable for your 320GB IDE drive, and assigning its jumper to single (If applicable)
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