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Only 1 IDE HDD conect on MoBo! DVD Hook Up?

By craigdexter1
Nov 22, 2007
  1. ASUS M2A-MVP has only 1 Hook up for the IDE ribbon. SO.....
    Should I set the DVD-ROM to Slave and HDD to master and hook them both to the same ribbon?
     
  2. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    You can do, altho it is generally considered better to put them on different cables. I personally have never had a problem with either setup.
     
  3. craigdexter1

    craigdexter1 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 63

    If there is only 1 EIDE port on the MoBo the how can I run 2 seperate cables?
     
  4. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    You can't. It is something that is usually done, but you don't really have a choice. Unless you are going to heavily use the DVD drive, it is not going to impact the hard drive performance in any significant way.
     
  5. craigdexter1

    craigdexter1 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 63

    How can I run another DVD drive to the system? Is it possible with both plugs on the EIDE cable occupied?
     
  6. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    use external drive or buy a sata or ide controller card for pci slot if you have one available.
    if only 1 ide connection can only have 2 devices
    if USB port can get external dvd player for it
     
  7. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Uhm.. Assuming that you haven't used up all your SATA connectors, simpy get a SATA DVD drive!
     
  8. craigdexter1

    craigdexter1 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 63

    Never thought about SATA!
     
  9. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Posts: 923   +11

    the SATA would be the best place to put 1 or 2 hard drives. then u could use the IDE drive for backup.
     
  10. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    they way it was put Should not assume ,but I did that all there was was the one ide connection
    there are 4 sata connections on the board
    dump the ide drive get a good sata dirve
    simple YES
     
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