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Re: 2 sata drives using 1 cable



On Fri, Apr 17, 2009 at 10:44 AM, Mikkel L. Ellertson
<mikkel infinity-ltd com> wrote:
> Mike Chambers wrote:
>> I tried googling this question and not having any luck.  And not being
>> the hardware expect, thought I would ask here.
>>
>> I have 2 sata slots on my MB, 1 goes to my dvd player, the other to my
>> HD.  And I do have one IDE slot to use.
>>
>> Now to the question.  What I want to know, is if 1 sata HD can slave off
>> another sata HD?  Like using IDE drives and using one as master, and one
>> as slave, both using same IDE cable, with just more than one connection
>> on it? Of course, not sure I see another slot mentioned in the BIOS, so
>> maybe it's a mute point?
>>
> As others have stated, it is one device/cable. You may want to
> consider a PATA DVD drive. Unless you have PCI express slots, adding
> a SATA card will limit your SATA speed. You could move the DVD drive
> to an add-on card, but you may not be able to boot from it. It
> depends on the SATA card.


Even the cheap ones will allow booting.

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