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Need advice on using IDE drives in new build

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Last response: in Systems
July 8, 2008 2:49:57 PM

I am building a new computer based on an ASUS P5Q Pro. This board has only one IDE connector, I plan on putting my current 200GB IDE and my DVD writer on this connector and putting a new WD, SATA 640 GB on one of the SATA connectors.
I also have another IDE HD and another DVD writer that work fine. Do you think this adapter would let me use these two devices without any problems.

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July 8, 2008 3:21:11 PM

You don't really need any extra drive or RAID controller. You can connect two IDE devices directly on a single IDE cable, but this'll slightly reduce their performance if you try to use 'em on the same time. Just use your new 640GB for the OS and connect those 2 IDEs on a single cable, you'll be just fine.

Info : I have turned my Seagate IDE 80GB and my IDE Plextor DVD-RW into portable devices in combination with Scythe kama connect 2.
I have bought new SATA devices to replace 'em.