Double IDE channels

when going to device manager i have two primary IDE channels, two secondary IDE and two controllers…is this OK?
most screen shots that i see on forum show just one of each.
my pc is a dell 4600 2.6ghz.


Mine shows the same. I have an onboard Promise Sata controller turned on and it shows two of each as well, If you are running a drive off a different controller this is normal. :slight_smile:

Seen it on a new Intel chipset as well, I didn’t think SATA had primary and secondary, though it calls them that - why they don’t call them something else in the INF, I’ve no idea!