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Question? I'm short one Interface connector


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BIGROD

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Do they make 40-pin ribbon cables w/ 4 connectors? or Can a master device have more than 2 slaves?

I'm moving an older 60GB harddrive over to a newer machine and the interface cables have no open connectors. My only solution so far is to get rid of my internal Zip drive and use an external USB one, which will free up the needed connector. Just seems ridiculous to purchase another Zip drive when the one I have works fine.

Thoughts or ideas?
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No you can't have more than 2 drives on a single IDE controller, which is why you won't find a ribbon cable with more than that number of connectors.

If you have 5 or more IDE devices to connect, then there are other options:
1. Buy a pci ide controller card or a ide raid card
or
2. buy an external drive caddy that will connect an ide device to a usb port
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