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5 ide drives?

Kush

High On Life!
#1
I've always known that the maximum drives you can have connected to a motherboard through the ide cabes is 4. am i wrong? Can i connect more on the asus xp motherboards? how is this possible?:confused:
 

Kush

High On Life!
#2
yah

yeah k i knew i could only have 4 but i didnt know that u can get a ide controller on pci cool thanks man
 
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Aarow

Guest
#3
Yeah i have a Promise IDE Controller Card and have 4 Hard Drives, CD Burner, Dvd and 250 ZIP drive and still have a spare slot. Haven't had a problem

:)
 
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stuy_b

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#4
Q1

When I plugged my Promise TX2 card into my rig.. it took my IRQ15, so I colud only have the slave/master config of the onboard ide port(IRQ14). But I can have master/slave twice from the Promise controller(IRQ15).

But what i wanna know is how does the Promise card support two master/slave configurations while only using IRQ15!..

But I guess as long as it works I shouldnt question how or why!!!!!! :D
 
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stuppy

Guest
#5
If you have onboard RAID on your motherboard then this will give you 2 more channels each being able to take 2 drives. In esence, you have 4IDE channels that can take upto eight devices.
 

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