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Additional hard drive questions??

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by sellcars, Jul 9, 2007.

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  1. sellcars

    sellcars Thread Starter

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    Hello everyone,

    My computer already has 2 internal IDE hard drives, how do i go about installing another one? I don't believe i have the wiring harness inside the computer for anymore. I bought a USB external to move some software to, but wow is it slowwwwwwwww......It will take forever to move 70GIG. What are my choices?

    Thanks
     
  2. norton850

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    Hi
    My wife's from Endwell. Her parents had quite a bit of trouble with the flooding last year. Many (it use to be fairly standard) systems can have a total of 4 drives (combination of DVD, CD, HD). What do you have for drives and please provide more information about your computer.
     
  3. sellcars

    sellcars Thread Starter

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    My computer is a 900mhz compaq. The ram is maxed at 768, first hard drive is 30Gig, second is 120gig, i have 2 internal dual layer dvd burners in it. The only reason i havent upgraded to a new unit is because the dinosaur still works great.

    I know alot of people that lost alot in the 05 and 06 floods, Hopefully they have since gotten some kind of regularity back.
     
  4. JohnWill

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    Well, since you have four IDE devices, you'll have to add a PCI expansion card to add additional IDE or SATA hard disks. If you don't have USB 2.0, USB 2.0 PCI cards start at less than $10. I recommend those with the NEC USB 2.0 chipset if you go that way, which is why your external is so slow. Here's a USB 2.0 PCI card that I've used for $7.99 plus shipping: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16815166002
     
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