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Old 12-17-2006, 06:12 PM   #1
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Is it possible to find an IDE cable with 4 connectors? I have another harddrive i'd like to add to my other 2 and i already have 2 optical drives...
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Old 12-17-2006, 06:26 PM   #2
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I don't think so. Each IDE cable can support a max of two IDE devices. You can probably buy a PCI expansion card that supports additional IDE controllers.
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Old 12-17-2006, 06:45 PM   #3
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no, each ide channel will only support 2 devices, one master and one slave. you would need a pci based ide controller which will give you 2 more ide channels to support more devices. something like the below will do and they are quite inexpensive.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16815124001
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That's exactly what I said above...
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Device Description
Silicon Image SiI 0680 Ultra-ATA/133 Medley RAID Controller
This is what I have. Google it and you'll find several makers of the card using this chip and firmware.
45 bucks US
www.microcenter.com
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Old 12-18-2006, 11:08 AM   #6
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That's exactly what I said above...
no, u said i think this, i think that. i was confirming what you said since you obviously weren't sure and i provided a link to something that would work for his purpose.
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Old 12-18-2006, 11:31 AM   #7
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Thanks for being such a genius and clarifying that.
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