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Adding CD-rw to computer

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by jacreatecha, Jan 4, 2003.

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  1. jacreatecha

    jacreatecha Thread Starter

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    I would like to add another cd/rw to my computer but all the connecters on the bus are inuse with a iomega 250 and a cd/rw; I have 2 hard drives and there are no more room to plug into my mother board. What can I do to add the new cd/rw without giving up anything?:eek:
    Jeff Alper
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  2. kilowatt1

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    Hello and welcome to TSG!

    Do you have any PCI slots available on your motherboard. If you do then you can buy a PCI IDE Controller Card for about $40.00 which will hold up to two more IDE devices. Another option would be an external CDRW.

    Hope this helps.

    Kilowatt
     
  3. jacreatecha

    jacreatecha Thread Starter

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    Kilowatt,
    Thanks, that is what I thought but could not confirm. I really appreciate the fast response.
    Jeff (Jacreatecha)
     
  4. kilowatt1

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    :D No problem. Good luck.

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  5. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Just curious why do you want two CD-RW drives?
     
  6. jacreatecha

    jacreatecha Thread Starter

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    johnwill,
    I want to be able to copy some cds without having to cache before copying, thus copying faster; also the new cd/rw writes faster than the original.
    jacreatecha
     
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