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If I make an IDE ribbon with say 4 IDE connectors can I connected 4 IDE HDD's to it and have the BIO's recongnize them all......... I have never tried this with IDE but SATA works fine anyone know if it will work or what I need to do to get it to work or if it will work.
 

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No, it cant. IDE allows no more than two devices on a cable. You cant have more than two. Thats why most motherboards have two IDE buses - with two devices per cable, thats four total.<br><br>
SATA allows one device per cable, but the cables are smaller so you can have lots of them.
 

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I'm astonished if you got it to work with S-ATA.<br>
And no - it can't be done. There is a limit on the logic of the cable to only having 2 units MAX at a time on one cable.
 

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not s-ata but SATA where the motherboard has 4 SATA connectors on it that individually attach to each hdd..............and i didnt think ide would work like that no harm in asking i guess.
 
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