Two hard drives?

Amonte

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Can anyone tell me if it's possible to put on two hard drives, a cdrw, cdrom, and dvdrom on a computer?

ie. are there such things as a ide cable with three plugs rather than two? Since I only have two ide plugins on the motherboard, and my ide cables can only connect to two pieces of hardware each ...

I guess I could take out the cdrom, but that would be a waste of it just sitting in the closet :)

Thanks!

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Arrow

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No, there are no IDE cables with 3 device connectors. However, you can add in what's called an IDE controller card in PCI format and that will allow you to connect more IDE devices to your computer.

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Jusphil

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you can also use a DVD/CD-RW both functions in one drive
put the money from the adapter toward a raid controller maybe?
 

juice

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Yes you can, I have 2 cdroms and 4 hard drives on my system. I have a Raid controller in my system or you can also buy an udma 100-controller card. Plus i would go with a DVD/burner cd-rom just like what Jusphil said.

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