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The simple answer is yes you can. In saying that though, some technicians (myself included), like to steer clear of doing it this way. Main reason being, the cable can stretch a little too far.

So it is best using 2 different ide cables, one for your hard drives, the other for your cdroms etc.

Not forgetting to change the jumpers accordingly. Slave goes on the middle, master at the end of the cable.

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Q: Can you have a DVD and hard drive on the same ATA cable?
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