Re: Installing a second HDD (Newbie Alert !!)

Re: Installing a second HDD (Newbie Alert !!)


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Posted by Henry on January 20, 2002 at 20:13:38:

In Reply to: Installing a second HDD (Newbie Alert !!) posted by John on January 20, 2002 at 19:16:20:

: Yes I am an newbie. I have the following drives installed on my PC but want to add another HDD (7200rpm 40G).

: Current configuration:
: 20G HDD IDE1 Master
: 40x CDROM IDE1 Slave
: 32x16x10 CDRW IDE2 Master
: 100Mb Zip IDE2 Slave
: 1.44 FDD

: Can I add a second HDD in this situation? If so, where do I connect it (IDE1/IDE2 - Master/Slave) ? I could just drop my 100Mb Zip disk but I would prefer to keep it. Do I just daisy-chain it as a Slave?

: Regards.


Most mainboards support four (4) onboard IDE devices; a few support eight (8). You have (probably) used all of your IDE ports.

Consider getting an ATA/66 card and hang the HDDs on it. It will support HDDs up to about 128 GB, ADD four (4) IDE ports and probably run your HDDs faster than they go now. ATA/66 should be plenty fast unless the sustained data transfer rate of your HDDs is a lot more than 66 MB/sec (it is a lot LESS than 60 MB/sec).



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