I just got all my parts to build my new Athlon system. MOBO ASUS A7M266, TB 1.333G, etc. The only real question I have is what to do for my drives.
1 - Plextor 10x12x32x CDRW - IDE 1 - Creative DVD-ROM - IDE 1 - ZIP 250 - IDE 1 - Maxtor DiamonMax 60GB ATA100/7200 - IDE
OK ... how do I make this work? I obviously must put something with the harddive on an 80 conductor cable. I was planning on using a 40 conductor cable for the CD drives since that seems to be pretty standard and 80 for the HD but where do I put the ZIP 250?
I would really like to avoid buying an extra IDE controller.
BTW, thanks to EVERYONE on Tom's. It was a major help in deciding what to buy. I have put together many machines over the years and it is nice to have access to THIS MUCH INFORMATION!
I would go like this: 1) HDD, DVD 2) CDRW, ZIP With the first device being master.