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I want to buy a new motherboard but there is a problem. Almost all i'm interesting in have only 1 IDE connector. The problem is that i have an ide hard disk 250gb and an atapi dvd rw. If i connect the hard disk and the dvd rw to the same ide connector (as master and slave if i'm not wrong) will the hard disk perform in slower speed (at my asrock p4vm800 mobo when i do this the hard disk operates in lower dma mode)

I would really appreciate any answer. Thanks in advance.
 

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put the h/d as master and the dvd as slave
search through m/boards as some are still available with 2 ide ports or use a pci ide card which will give you 2 more ide ports allowing you to connect 4 drives
 

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this situtation is easy


http://sewelldirect.com/SerialATAtoIDEConverter.asp

put one of these on your IDE hard drive then connect it to the sata drive controller


IDE is dying fast >>>>> most all new motherboards are only one IDE connector some dont even have a floppy disk plug :mad:
 
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