Board: Hewlett-Packard 085Ch
Serial Number: SGH442011L
Bus Clock: 800 megahertz
BIOS: Hewlett-Packard 786B2 v1.11 07/10/2003
and this is the controllers info
Standard floppy disk controller
Intel(R) 82801EB Ultra ATA Storage Controllers - 24D1
Intel(R) 82801EB Ultra ATA Storage Controllers - 24DB
Primary IDE Channel [Controller] (2x)
Secondary IDE Channel [Controller] (2x)
I couldn't find specs for that particular motherboard, but from what you posted, you appear to have (2) 82801EB controllers on the motherboard. Each 82801EB controller has a Primary and a Secondary channel, so you should see 4 IDE/ATA connectors on the motherboard. Does that sound about right?
Since each channel of each controller can handle two drives, it looks like you should be able to connect 8 drives to that system.
There is no power supply on the hard drive itself, but if you mean the power connector, then the side of the cable which has the colored stripe along it would conventionally be nearest that connector. The stripe marks the cable's #1 wire/pin, and that should correspond to Pin #1 of the drive's IDE connector.
You can (and should) check the drive manufacturer's website for cabling/connection info for the specific model of drive, because the orientation of the IDE cable may not be as I described for every make/model of drive.
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