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Old 01-03-2009, 06:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Most motherboards now come with a ton of SATA connections, but only one PATA.
If a motherboard has only one IDE-PATA connecter, can that be split into a master and slave on the IDE cable?

What I mean is, I have a IDE Hard Drive, and a IDE CD ROM, can I run both of them on a motherboard that only has one PATA port?
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Yes - each IDE channel should be able to support two devices.
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Yes - each IDE channel should be able to support two devices.
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