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June 11, 2010 8:18:26 PM

Hi

I'm modifying an old setup. My question is can I use the ide cable and molex power which is plugged into my floppy drive with a harddrive? No need for floppy drive due to USB and internet. Same for cd-drive.

Other query is how many harddrives a Abit BE7 (raid version) can support, as I can't find this info online

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June 11, 2010 9:40:08 PM

nathanbarlow said:
Hi

I'm modifying an old setup. My question is can I use the ide cable and molex power which is plugged into my floppy drive with a harddrive? No need for floppy drive due to USB and internet. Same for cd-drive.

Other query is how many harddrives a Abit BE7 (raid version) can support, as I can't find this info online

Cheers.


Floppy drivers use a different ribbon cable and the smaller molex connectors. So no you can't reuse those. And usually IDE mobos have 2 ide slots. So you can use 4.
Master-slave IDE0 and master-slave ide1.

Can you use more?... I don't know I never bothered, I suppose you can buy some ide controller.
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June 12, 2010 1:12:46 AM

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June 12, 2010 1:15:53 AM

thanks Fastx21.

So there's no point taking the floppy drive out of the comp even though it's never used anymore? i.e i cant replace it with a harddrive?

4 IDE drives sounds enough. Got 2 x 500GB and the original 80GB, plus if I wanted another 40GB (from another old unused box)

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