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    Most MB today only have 1 ATA port. Can someone point me to a motherboard which support LGA775 and has mord than 1 ATA port. Looking to pay 30 to 40.

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    Quote Originally Posted by My220x View Post
    Most MB today only have 1 ATA port. Can someone point me to a motherboard which support LGA775 and has mord than 1 ATA port. Looking to pay 30 to 40.
    Might it be easier to buy a 10 ATA controller off eBay?

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    I have decided to have a SATA Hard Drive and a SATA DVD RW and use the IDE for the floppy drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by My220x View Post
    I have decided to have a SATA Hard Drive and a SATA DVD RW and use the IDE for the floppy drive.
    You know the floppy connector is a different size (smaller width) than the harddisk / CD-ROM one, right?

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    IDE type disk drives runs off a separate connector again, you have the wider ATA133 connector that can take a master and slave drive (HD, DVD) and a narrower connector that handles the disk drives.

    Edit: beat me to it dhicks

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    Oh, silly me. So, my motherboard will have a seperate one for the floppy drive? I have decided to use SATA Hard Drive and DVD RW anyway as I will have 4 SATA Sockets and 1 ATA 100 MSI 945GCM5-F V2 Socket 775 onboard VGA 8 channel audio mATX Motherboard - Ebuyer

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    Quote Originally Posted by My220x View Post
    So, my motherboard will have a seperate one for the floppy drive?
    The image on that link you posted is a bit small, but I think the black connector at the bottom is the floppy and the blue one on the right the harddrive one. Might want to check the manufacturer's website to have a closer look.

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