I just put an ide cable in to replace the ribbon cable to a lg burner and Benq burner and the other end to the moboard. It worked good(now slave and master, use to be cable select on both with ribbon cable) but i should have bought a shorter cable, i got one 24" and it is to long but works ok in Dell Dimension 4600. I also ordered an ide cable for the floppy drive and it hasn't got here. It has a place to connect to moboard and one end to floppy drive.
I have the regular harddrive that came with my puter and another west digital on top of that drive and i see it has a flat ribbon cable. Can i buy another 18 or 19" ide cable(3 leads) and go moboard, and other two ends to these two harddrives? I figure i could.
Maybe it is my imagination but it seems my puter is popping up folders faster and how could it when i only put one ide cable in but it was to the optical drives.
Last question, can i take this floppy drive out and put anything else in there or should i just leave it? I never use it. Does anyone know on a Dell Dimension 4600 moboard, how many fans, if anymore can i plug into the moboard? I wanted to put a hd cooler fan on the west digital and does anyone know how many slots is on moboard to add or hook up extra lil fans inside the case?