A crowbar means extra storage capacity

How many devices can you connect to a single PATA motherboard interface?

A) One

B) Two

C) Four

D) Sixteen

E) Just keep stuffing them into the case until you run out of room

The answer: B) Two

A single PATA motherboard connection can support a ribbon cable with two PATA devices.

Want to know more? Watch “Understanding PATA.”

The Parallel ATA interface standard is one of the most common legacy hard drive connection types. In this video, you’ll learn how to configure and connect PATA drives to your motherboard.