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Old 07-26-2007, 01:29 PM   #1
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I just built a new computer and there doesnt appear to be enough ide spots for both my hard drives and the dvd burner but I need all of theseto work. any ideas?
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You can attach multiple devices to one IDE controller. The cables should have at least 2 connectors.

Attach your DVD burner to one controller's cable, and then both your hard drives to the other controller's cable. Be sure to set one hard drive as master and one as slave as well.
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u can but PCI IDE ports look heres an example

http://www.microdirect.co.uk/Product...roductID=13911
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Old 07-26-2007, 03:01 PM   #4
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there is only 1 ide cable and the 2 hds are using it

I have 4 sata ports not being used though is there any way to convert an ide port into a sata port connector?
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Default Re: problem hooking up dvd burner in new computer

So, get a second IDE cable.
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there isn\t any place on the mobo to hook another ide cable up theres just a floppy port with 4 less pins i think and 4 sata ports
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u can but PCI IDE ports look heres an example

http://www.microdirect.co.uk/Product...roductID=13911
did u miss my post ????

u can buy them in the US aswell
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Default Re: problem hooking up dvd burner in new computer

im looking at one of those right now

http://megacomputer.ca/product_info....oducts_id=1770

ultra ata is just another word for ide correct?
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