CompTIA A+ 220-701/702 Practice Exam

Category - Essentials

Q - How many EIDE drives can be connected on a computer at any one point in time?
  1. 6
  2. 8
  3. 2
  4. 4
  5. 10
Your answer: -
Answer - D - you can place 4 IDE drives on a computer with 2 IDE sockets. Each socket supports 2 IDE devices.

Key Takeaway: In general a motherboard (non-SATA) has 2 IDE sockets: IDE1 and IDE2. Up to 4 devices can be connected on these sockets.