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I am getting an Asus P5q-se and it only has one ata slot. I was wondering if you would be able to use one PATA "EIDE" slot for both the cd rom drive and the hard drive. Can you use one as the master and one as the slave or will it not work. Thanks in advance and if you do not understand than sorry because I am a noob. In other words can you use one ata cable for both the cd and the hdd.
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post #2 of 3
is possible, install the hdd to the end of the ide cable, set the jumper to master, install optical drive to middle of ide cable set to slave
im not one to judge, but Asus P5q-se with ide hard drives...? u pick up some satas for very cheap these days.
    
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Ok thank you so much. It is just that I want to save a bit of money and this is the way to do it I just bought a hard drive and I just really do not want to buy another one. Thanks again
A very big SHO
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