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Old 10-17-2005, 08:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi,

I am looking to buy
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131539

but I was wondering under *Storage Devices*
PATA 1 x ATA 100 up to 2 Devices
what does "up to 2 devices" mean? Does this mean I can add 2 Harddrives of ATA 100? THANK YOU ALL!

-J. Diekersonhttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131539
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Old 10-17-2005, 10:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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that means you can add 2 hard drives or 1 hard drive with one optical, or 2 opticals. The last setup won't let you do much w/out a hard drive though.

What I would do is hook up a DVD burner in an ATA and get SATA hard drives.

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FghtinIrshNvrDi is completely right, most manufacturers have realized that with the current systems most people are running or will be running SATA drives (Why wouldn't you?) so theres no point of 2 IDE connections anymore.
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Unless of course you wanna have 2 DVD/CD drives in ur machine, i think 2 IDE connectors is a good number, just one is very limited.
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