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How many devices can be attached to an IDE cable?

How many devices can be attached to an IDE cable?
IDE and ATA interfaces support up to two devices (master and slave) per cable. If you want to support more than two devices, look at a different interface, for example SCSI, SAS, or Fibre Channel.
This was last published in February 2005

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