Can anyone tell me whether I can buy an IDE cable that has space for three or four devices. I would like to get hold of two, one for the primary - 2 harddrives and a zip drive. One for the secondary - CD-RW, DVD-RW and a normal DVD drive. I do not want to get a controller card or revert to external devices. I heard that some motherboards support more than two devices on one channel. I have an MSI KT3V Ultra, would this motherboard have difficulty with this setup or would I deffinetly have to get a controller card. Please bear in mind that I do not want any external drives, as I already have internal drives, which I cannot use at the moment. I do not want to change my motherboard, as it is brand new.
Oh, Thanks DieSse, One thing though, can I use a controller card to just hook up the dvdrw and the Zip drive. Then I will put the two harddrives as master and slave on the primary channel. I will put the CDRW and the DVD drive on the secondary channel.
Is the above setup correct? Or would you recommend a different way to set it up?
Another question, what do you call this channel on the controller card, - Tertiary?
Thanks Maj. One thing I was wondering does anyone know where I can get a cheap controller, £30 possibly or under? I was also wondering if PC WORLD do one this cheap. Please note that I will not be buying on the internet.
PCWorld should do them and they do cost around £30, if not PCWorld, then your local PC shop should have them, they're not a rare commodity. The internet is your best, cheapest bet, but you say that's not an option.