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Ribbon hook-up I have a new asus motherboard and I need to hook up my hard drive-cd-rom and cd-re-writer and have a ribbon with 5 pin hookups- I can not get the right hook up-I can get the cd-rom to work if I hook up on a 3 device ribbon- Can anyone gice me any advice on getting this right.

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You should be using two, two connector IDE ribbon cables if I understand your questions correctly.

On IDE 0 you connect the hard drive and one cd drive.
On IDE 1 you connect the second cd drive.

You will need to make sure the jumper settings on the drives are correctly set.

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