to many cdroms

  dwhiteley 17:47 01 Apr 2005

can any 1 tell me that i got ide cable conecting to hard drivs and a ide cable conecting a cdrw and dvdrw is there any way of centing anouther cdrom please help

  Paranoid Android 18:15 01 Apr 2005

Sure you can. What you need is an IDE controller card which will plug into a free PCI slot and give you 2 more IDE connectors. Why you would want to do this escapes me, but it's your choice.

£ 12.76 plus vat from AUT Distribution

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(third item down).


  TomJerry 18:28 01 Apr 2005

each IDE channel can support two IDE devices (HDD or optical), so you can connect another CD-rom with the same IDE cable as HDD, you can buy a two headed cable for £1 if your IDE cable only has one head

but the question is why you need so many CD-ROM, my PC only has one DVDRW and it does everything for me

  Paranoid Android 18:38 01 Apr 2005

TomJerry I think the implication was that all connectors are used eg 2 HDs 2 CDroms.


  ade.h 19:25 01 Apr 2005

As far as I know, you shouldn't connect an optical drive to the same cable as a HDD; the data rate of that channel will be reduced to ata33. Apologies if I'm wrong.

  ade.h 19:26 01 Apr 2005

Or possibly ata66; not sure. Slower than the HDD anyway.

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