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tele64 May 4th 04 02:36 AM

need 3 drive ribbon cable
 
Where can I buy a 3 drive (plus the motherboard connect) 40Pin ribbon cable?

thanks in advance,

tele64



HH May 4th 04 03:52 AM

You cannot. Only 2 drives per IDE controller.
HH

"tele64" wrote in message
. ..
Where can I buy a 3 drive (plus the motherboard connect) 40Pin ribbon

cable?

thanks in advance,

tele64






tele64 May 5th 04 12:25 AM

HH, I don't get it....my nephew has 3 drives connected; 2 CDRW drives and
one floppy.....all with one ribbon cable!


"HH" wrote in message
...
You cannot. Only 2 drives per IDE controller.
HH

"tele64" wrote in message
. ..
Where can I buy a 3 drive (plus the motherboard connect) 40Pin ribbon

cable?

thanks in advance,

tele64








doS May 5th 04 12:56 AM

No he doesn't.

"tele64" wrote in message
. ..
HH, I don't get it....my nephew has 3 drives connected; 2 CDRW drives and
one floppy.....all with one ribbon cable!


"HH" wrote in message
...
You cannot. Only 2 drives per IDE controller.
HH

"tele64" wrote in message
. ..
Where can I buy a 3 drive (plus the motherboard connect) 40Pin ribbon

cable?

thanks in advance,

tele64










Steve W. May 5th 04 02:09 AM

Not possible considering the floppy uses a smaller cable and connector
than the other two drives.

--
Steve Williams



"tele64" wrote in message
. ..
HH, I don't get it....my nephew has 3 drives connected; 2 CDRW drives

and
one floppy.....all with one ribbon cable!


"HH" wrote in message
...
You cannot. Only 2 drives per IDE controller.
HH

"tele64" wrote in message
. ..
Where can I buy a 3 drive (plus the motherboard connect) 40Pin

ribbon
cable?

thanks in advance,

tele64











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tele64 May 5th 04 02:19 AM

you're wrong.


"doS" wrote in message
...
No he doesn't.

"tele64" wrote in message
. ..
HH, I don't get it....my nephew has 3 drives connected; 2 CDRW drives

and
one floppy.....all with one ribbon cable!


"HH" wrote in message
...
You cannot. Only 2 drives per IDE controller.
HH

"tele64" wrote in message
. ..
Where can I buy a 3 drive (plus the motherboard connect) 40Pin

ribbon
cable?

thanks in advance,

tele64












tele64 May 5th 04 02:20 AM

Yes possible....



"Steve W." wrote in message
...
Not possible considering the floppy uses a smaller cable and connector
than the other two drives.

--
Steve Williams



"tele64" wrote in message
. ..
HH, I don't get it....my nephew has 3 drives connected; 2 CDRW drives

and
one floppy.....all with one ribbon cable!


"HH" wrote in message
...
You cannot. Only 2 drives per IDE controller.
HH

"tele64" wrote in message
. ..
Where can I buy a 3 drive (plus the motherboard connect) 40Pin

ribbon
cable?

thanks in advance,

tele64











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Tom Scales May 5th 04 02:33 AM

Never on any computer I've seen since 1981. Perhaps a very, very, very,
very special model.

For a standard IDE controller, two is the limit. Now pretty much every
motherboard has two controllers. so two cables = four devices.

Tom
"tele64" wrote in message
. ..
Yes possible....



"Steve W." wrote in message
...
Not possible considering the floppy uses a smaller cable and connector
than the other two drives.

--
Steve Williams



"tele64" wrote in message
. ..
HH, I don't get it....my nephew has 3 drives connected; 2 CDRW drives

and
one floppy.....all with one ribbon cable!


"HH" wrote in message
...
You cannot. Only 2 drives per IDE controller.
HH

"tele64" wrote in message
. ..
Where can I buy a 3 drive (plus the motherboard connect) 40Pin

ribbon
cable?

thanks in advance,

tele64











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tele64 May 5th 04 02:51 AM

This group has tried to answer my question but can not....



"Tom Scales" wrote in message
...
Never on any computer I've seen since 1981. Perhaps a very, very, very,
very special model.

For a standard IDE controller, two is the limit. Now pretty much every
motherboard has two controllers. so two cables = four devices.

Tom
"tele64" wrote in message
. ..
Yes possible....



"Steve W." wrote in message
...
Not possible considering the floppy uses a smaller cable and connector
than the other two drives.

--
Steve Williams



"tele64" wrote in message
. ..
HH, I don't get it....my nephew has 3 drives connected; 2 CDRW

drives
and
one floppy.....all with one ribbon cable!


"HH" wrote in message
...
You cannot. Only 2 drives per IDE controller.
HH

"tele64" wrote in message
. ..
Where can I buy a 3 drive (plus the motherboard connect) 40Pin
ribbon
cable?

thanks in advance,

tele64











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HH May 5th 04 03:18 AM

Again, the floppy drive uses a floppy controller, not the IDE controllers,
and a 34-conductor cable. IDE cables are 40-conductor (wider). On a standard
PC, there are two ide controllers (primary and secondary). Each can handle 2
devices. Period.
HH

"tele64" wrote in message
. ..
This group has tried to answer my question but can not....



"Tom Scales" wrote in message
...
Never on any computer I've seen since 1981. Perhaps a very, very, very,
very special model.

For a standard IDE controller, two is the limit. Now pretty much every
motherboard has two controllers. so two cables = four devices.

Tom
"tele64" wrote in message
. ..
Yes possible....



"Steve W." wrote in message
...
Not possible considering the floppy uses a smaller cable and

connector
than the other two drives.

--
Steve Williams



"tele64" wrote in message
. ..
HH, I don't get it....my nephew has 3 drives connected; 2 CDRW

drives
and
one floppy.....all with one ribbon cable!


"HH" wrote in message
...
You cannot. Only 2 drives per IDE controller.
HH

"tele64" wrote in message
. ..
Where can I buy a 3 drive (plus the motherboard connect) 40Pin
ribbon
cable?

thanks in advance,

tele64











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