Hello all. This is quite an impressive forum and I am asking for some of your technical expertise. I am in the planning stages of building a new computer. Found a great deal on a barebones kit and thought I was ready to go, until...
I spent the last 7 hours reading up on SATA vs. IDE interface. The new mobo I have selected has one IDE header and four SATA headers. I need some advice on how to build in the drives that I want to put in the new machine. I have the following (listed in order that I want/need to use them):
1 new SATA 250g WD HD
1 used IDE 80g WD HD
1 new IDE DVD-RW optical drive
1 used IDE CD-RW / DVD ROM optical drive
Can I conect all three IDEs to the lone header on the mobo? If not, can I connect just the DVD-RW and old HD to that lone header?
Thanks for any assistance you can provide. I am ambitious but very new to this (as you may tell from my lack of jargonal expertise...)