P5L 1394 and IDE drives

Discussion in 'Asus' started by zered, Apr 25, 2007.

  1. zered

    zered Guest

    Hi everybody,

    I've just bought a computer with a P5L 1394 motherboard. There is only
    one (1) IDE port. I have a DVD drive and a hard drive. My reseller said
    I can use a Y-cable to use 4 drives opn this ide port. I'm very surprised.

    Can you confirm this information ? I have a third drive to install...

    zered, Apr 25, 2007
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    Mick Sitton Guest

    Your reseller is talking out of his/her rear orifice

    To use that 3rd drive your going to need a PCI-IDE card
    Mick Sitton, Apr 25, 2007
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    zered Guest

    Mick Sitton a écrit :
    Thanx for answer.

    But I won't verify where his words come from... ;-)
    zered, Apr 25, 2007
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    DaveW Guest

    WRONG! Each IDE channel can only manage two IDE devices. He is wrong. You
    could add a PCI IDE card and add four IDE devices.
    DaveW, Apr 26, 2007
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