installing a 3rd cd/dvd drive

  winstonwolf 13:50 02 Jun 04

Hi , I have a dvd rom and a dvd r/w installed, i want to also install my old 48 speed cd/rw , i have spare power cables but all the ide cables have been used , 2 on the dvd's and 2 on the 2 hard drives i have. on my motherboard (asus a7v333 Raid) there are primary and secondary ide sockets , both of which have been used and 2 others called promise primary and secondary. How can i install the cd/rw ? thanks

  hugh-265156 14:03 02 Jun 04

you will need to purchase an ide pci card

  Rogerfredo 14:12 02 Jun 04

Is the third slot an IDE slot?
If so, you can probably use this for the CD drive. The "promise" refers to the controller chip manufacturer.
I have a "promise" PCI card with two additional IDE ports on it, and the MSI mainboard I have just bought has an optional third IDE "promise" controlled slot.

  winstonwolf 14:16 02 Jun 04

i was told that the 2 "promise" slots have something to do with raid but i'm not sure what that is , and also i have a "g" drive showing as a AXV CD/DVD ROM SCSI CdRom Device but i only have 2 drives installed "E" and "F"

  winstonwolf 14:29 02 Jun 04

can anyone give a link for the ide pci card that i will need , thanks

  SEASHANTY 14:53 02 Jun 04

Check this comparison link
click here

  alan227 15:12 02 Jun 04

click here
Just taken delievery of one of these £15.00 including delievery.

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