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What is the maximum number of devices that you can connect to an 80-wire PATA cable?

A) 1

B) 2

C) 16

D) 63

E) 127

F) My 80-wire cable doesn’t even get HBO

The answer: B) 2

A PATA connection can support a maximum of two devices per cable, regardless of the number of wires.

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.