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Whats maximum IDE devices?

Hi, i would like to know why is the max number of IDE devices only 4?
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    2 devices per channel (Master+slave). So if you have 2 channels (primary and secondary) you can have 4 devices.
  2. 1halpo is correct. If your motherboard only has two IDE connectors and you need to use more than 4 drives then you can buy a PCI or PCIe to IDE adapter card - this will give you one or two more IDE connectors you can use to plug additional drives into.

    For example: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16815158081
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