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[URGENT PROBLEM] How can I use 2 IDE devices with 1 port on mobo?

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Last response: in Motherboards
October 26, 2009 11:49:53 AM

I will have a new mobo but it has 1 IDE port but I have a old computer with 2 IDE devices and I will add another SATA devices as mobo has one too.
What should I do?

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a b V Motherboard
October 26, 2009 2:34:57 PM

Same as computers that hade 2 IDE ports and 4 devices installed. First try "Cable seclect" on both devices. If that does not work try - "Master" jumper on first IDE device and "Slave" on 2nd device

Prior to getting 2 SATA DVD drives, I had two IDE DVD drives configured as IDE Cable select and it worked fine.
October 26, 2009 9:33:06 PM

Right, as RC said. Almost all IDE cables have connectors for 2 devices. Set both of your devices to Cable Select (CS) and plug 'em in. The new motherboard should come with a nice new IDE cable for you, most likely.
The only problem would be if you have more than 2 devices.
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