Is there a way I can connect 3 Drives to 1 IDE Cable? I have a 1. DVD-rom 2.DVD-R/R 3.CD/RW and i'd like to have all go at the same time considering I have 4 face plate slots. There must be someway to do it right?
Originally posted by Ant -|- One Hey, seems good ! Does it really work ? How does the system (bios + Windows) support it ? Do you know the pricing ( because I didn't want to sign in just for this info ) ?
If you notice that link... it clearly states... "Hard Drive Round Cable for 2 Drive" It is not possible to have more than 2 devices on IDE. Sorry. I do have 4 IDE connectors on my MB though, which allows for 8 IDE devices, all running simotaneously. Good luck!
I have a Asus P4PE that supports raid but i have no idea how to put on 2 hard drives and 3 CD/CDRW Devices and connect them. I should just buy that Promise controller and it should theoretically make my life easier. I guess from there i would just hook up the extra drive to that? being that the other 2 drives are on my 1 IDE.
I have 3 CD/DVD/CD-RW drives, and I have 2 HDD. 5 total things i need to run. Currently I disconnected my DVD burner and just use my DVD-ROM and CD-RW but I get sick of disconnecting 1 to get the other to work. Luckily I have a easy Chieftec colored case to open the side door but I know there must be a way of doing it like described above. I don't know how to do the Raid way like that guy said so I think the promise controller seems best. They have an OEM one at Newegg.com for @ $35 which seems reasonable to me. I'd love to run raid hard drives and IDE CD/dvd drives but I don't know if its possible or if I'd even see a performance gain from that.