Adding a Third Hard drive

  powerless 23:43 14 Jul 03
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I cannot remember the name of the PCI card that you need have to install a third IDE hard drive.

What is the name of this card?

Any recommendations?

  The Spires 23:53 14 Jul 03

Scan have LN3458
Promise TX2 Ultra ATA133 x2 channel IDE Controller PCI Ic VAT 30.55

I have seen them around the £20 mark though.

  woodchip 23:55 14 Jul 03

Was it a Promise PCI card just forgot and I am ready for bed. Plus this Maxtor click here

  daba 00:31 15 Jul 03

What other drives do you have ?

you can have a total of 4 without expansion cards

adding a third drive is ok without other cards if you only have a CD or CD-RW, but not both....

  powerless 00:33 15 Jul 03

Oh i know.

I have two HDD's

CD-RW Drive

DVD Drive

Hence my PCI card. ;-)))

  daba 00:36 15 Jul 03

Explanation.....

.... each IDE 'channel' (the sockets on the motherboard) will support 2 drives, total 4.

if one channel has say HD1 and HD2, then the other channel could have CD1 and CD2, or in your case CD1 and HD3.

post back with more info

  daba 00:37 15 Jul 03

gotcha, posted while typing

  daba 00:40 15 Jul 03

i'd replace the smaller of the HD's with a 'biggy', i'm not sure if windows is optimised for >4 ide devices, how does the BIOS cope, someone else will know better than me

  Megatyte 02:12 15 Jul 03

Additional IDE controller cards have their own BIOS.

AH

  Megatyte 02:33 15 Jul 03

HighPoint Rocket 133 U-ATA/133 2 channel controller, PCI. £27.91 inc.VAT

click here

AH

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