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Old 11-14-2007, 02:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm going to be ordering a motherboard that only has one IDE connector and was wondering if it is possible to put my hard drive and my cd drive on the same cable. Maybe I would set the HD as master and the CD drive as slave?

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Default Re: CD drive and hard drive on the same IDE cable?

of course... ide can support up to 2 drives.

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Old 11-14-2007, 09:46 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Yes its possible, but dont its going to be slow if you are trying to do HDD intensive operations while also operating the cd drive.
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