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Ive got three harddrives I got from school how would I hook thos up, is there a 3-4 connector ribbon cable's?
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I assume you have IDE hard drives? No, IDE ribbon cables supports only 2 devices per port. I did read in an obscure spec somewhere that it could do 3 devices but I can't find that.
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So IDE's are limited to 2...

yea there IDE
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sadly no, i think two connecters only. make sure your PSU got enough moloxs for powering your hard drives (sorry about my spelling, just drunkkkkk)
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How disappointing I wanted to hook them all up for shiits and giggles. Thanks anyway guys
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How disappointing I wanted to hook them all up for shiits and giggles. Thanks anyway guys
there is pci adapters out there that gives u more ide/eide ports to hook up more than 4 ide devives in ur puter
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there is pci adapters out there that gives u more ide/eide ports to hook up more than 4 ide devives in ur puter
That would be entirely incorrect.

A cheap old Promise card will add two ports and you can run many many IDE drives if needed. I have a s748 K8Nspro I am posting though right now that can support 10 IDE drives--and 4 of them in RAID... Meaning I could then add 3 promise cards in the 3 PCI slots and add another 12 drives for a total of 22 drives on one mobo
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