Additional hard drive questions??

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sellcars

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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?

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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.
 

sellcars

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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.
 

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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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