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Old 06-01-2007, 03:49 AM   #1
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Default can you run 3 ide drives???

does anyone know a way to have 3 ide drives running at once?
is it possible to place one in the slave section of the cable running from my dvd burner?
any ideas would be great.
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Old 06-01-2007, 03:54 AM   #2
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Default Re: can you run 3 ide drives???

If you have 2 IDE ports on your mobo then its possible as each IDE channel can support 2 devices. You just need to master slave them.
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Old 06-01-2007, 03:55 AM   #3
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sweet petit ... just need to find a really odd cable now
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Default Re: can you run 3 ide drives???

2 of these would do
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hard-CD-ROM-.../dp/B0000934F2
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Old 06-01-2007, 06:03 AM   #5
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Default Re: can you run 3 ide drives???

although , running a hdd and optical drivw on the same channel could cause probleums but you can buy pci ide controllers or pci sata controllers to add more hard drives
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although , running a hdd and optical drivw on the same channel could cause probleums but you can buy pci ide controllers or pci sata controllers to add more hard drives
Slow's down CD / DVD ripping a bit and thats all.
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