How do I go about connecting a 3rd HDD?

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  1. HipHopHead

    HipHopHead Well-Known Member

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    I currently have 2 right now in my Dell 4600 but have an extra 60 gig around here that I would like to install. My porblem is that I have 2 CD-Rom drives installed on one cable and 2 HDD's on my 2nd cable. It seems like I ran out of IDE/power cables to use. What do I do?
     
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    Leb_CRX OT's resident terrorist

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    Buy a controller card
     
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    OK. Whats Raid?
     
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    RAID, short for Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks, is a method whereby information is spread across several disks, using techniques such as disk striping (RAID Level 0) and disk mirroring (RAID level 1) to achieve redundancy, lower latency and/or higher bandwidth for reading and/or writing, and recoverability from hard-disk crashes.

    Or can simply be used as extra IDE's.

    However you'd need to purchase a Motherboard with RAID.
     
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    HipHopHead Well-Known Member

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    What about those controller cards? Those just plug into a PCI slot and give you an extra IDE cable? How are those? Whats a good one to get? I'm kinda looking on newegg right now but they have a lot of stuff.
     
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    What about this bad boy. :naughty:

    $29 on newegg.
    HighPoint Controller Card Rocket133 Retail The Rocket133 Host Adapter is a Dual channel IDE controller card designed for use with ATA133 hard disk drives.
    Specifications:
    Host side interface: 32bit/33MHz PCI Ultra DMA/ATA133
    ATA-133 hard drives, backward compatible (ATA100,66,33)
    OS: Windows 98/ME, Windows NT4.0, Win2000, Linux (Turbo, Caldera, RedHat, SuSE)
     
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    That would work.
     
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    HipHopHead Well-Known Member

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    $9 +shipping for 2 channels. :cool:
     
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    cmsurfer ºllllllº

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    Or you can do what I did. I already have 2 hard drives and 3 CD-ROMS. I went out and bought a USB 2.0 external enlocusre. Solved all of my problems...
    It's great that way because it makes the device portable. You can put a hard drive, CD-ROM drive or anything IDE in it...

    HTH.
     
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    6Double5321 Into the blue again, after the money's gone

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    fixed
     
  13. vudoodoodoo

    vudoodoodoo Guest

    Kills bugs.
     
  14. DatacomGuy

    DatacomGuy is moving to Canada

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    :rofl::rofl: inexpensive.. :rofl:

    Most cost effective would be another controller card. Should be under $15 for a regular PCI card.. Remember, don't waste money on an ATA133 card if your HDD is only ATA100 or ATA66...

    Second option would be the external casing.. but those cases can be expensive.
     
  15. vudoodoodoo

    vudoodoodoo Guest

    I read it and was like "Inexpensive?" WTF? $100 HDD isn't inexpensive.

    :o
     
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    Baked Harm none - do what thou will.

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    The acronym was originally Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks, then was changed to Redundant Array of Independent Disks, so technically he wasn't wrong, just outdated.
     

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