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I have a recent via motherboard with a celeron processor. I have two ide hard drives and two ide cd/dvd drives in the two ide ports. Slave and master respectively. ...
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    A third hard drive?


    I have a recent via motherboard with a celeron processor.

    I have two ide hard drives and two ide cd/dvd drives in the two ide ports. Slave and master respectively.

    Is it possible to add another hard drive to this setup easily or would I have to add a SCSI interface?

    Thanks, Jeff
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    Yes, you would have to.. IDE is limited to 4 devices.
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    If you have an open pci slot. You can buy a ide add-on card that will fit into your pci slot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by budman7
    If you have an open pci slot. You can buy a ide add-on card that will fit into your pci slot.
    Didn't know about that.. is it expensive? And is it to add 1 IDE or you can add more?
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    Depends on the controller you are buying. You could buy a Highpoint or Promise ATA RAID controller which will give you 2 extra IDE connectors (4 drives). Those controllers are not expensive.
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    go for a SATA Raid card for future proofness (you never know)
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    Great ideas! Thanks

    Off to the computer store.
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    do ya rekon you could post the model number, im looking on getting one myself.
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