Hi guys. I’d been considering about whether to buy a PCI IDE controller card to allow me to add another hard disk, or swap my Asus 4012A CDRW & Lite-on CD-rom drives onto the IDE controller card & allow me to add another HDD onto the secondary ATA controller,(I’ve got 2HDD+2 CD drives occupying all my slots currently).
What sort of IRQ resources will a IDE controller card require? Can they coexist with a Soundblaster Live! or Geforce 3 card (in terms of IRQ M/b resources), & yet operate efficiently at tasks like video capturing for example?
Likewise would there be issues if I plugged the CD drives into the controller card rather than running them off the motherboard ATA controller instead?
Thanks in advance for your thoughts guys.