What counts as an IDE device?

  rolmes 17:04 19 Feb 2006

I want to install another IDE device on my motherboard but am unsure if I have room. The motherboard has 2 IDE slots, each supporting the standard 2 devices (4 in total).
I currently have the following installed:
Drive A (floppy)
Drive C (hard drive)
Drive D (CD RW)
Drive E (CD ROM)
Does this mean that I have no room left?
I have checked sites but the info is unclear (esp. regarding the floppy - some implies that it does not occupy an IDE 'channel')

  Eric10 17:05 19 Feb 2006

The floppy drive is on its own channel so you have room for 1 more IDE device. The only floppy device I know of that took an IDE channel was the old LS120 drive but these are rarely seen nowadays.

  Ray5776 17:08 19 Feb 2006

you have room for one more IDE and one more Floppy,
not that I can imagine anyone wanting 2 floppy drives.


  rolmes 17:09 19 Feb 2006

Thank you.

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