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IDE Devices question

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by Wayne_T, Aug 26, 2004.

  1. Wayne_T

    Wayne_T Regular member

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    Is it possable to run more than 4 things off a motherboard which only has 2 IDE outputs With a master and slave on each. I also know that i can use other means like SATA but i want to know if this is possable.
    any comments will help...
     
  2. CJC

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    Yes and No.

    You cant off what you have at the momemnt,
    BUT
    You can buy an ATA Controller Card, which plugs into a PCI slot, which gives to 2 more channels, being to add upto 4 more devices, giveing you a total of 8 IDE Devices.

    But just remember, the more things you add, the more power they need, so make sure that your powersupply is not a crappy cheap 250-300W, trying to run all that off it.

    CJC
     

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