I cannot remember the name of the PCI card that you need have to install a third IDE hard drive.What is the name of this card?Any recommendations?
Scan have LN3458Promise TX2 Ultra ATA133 x2 channel IDE Controller PCI Ic VAT 30.55I have seen them around the £20 mark though.
Was it a Promise PCI card just forgot and I am ready for bed. Plus this Maxtor click here
What other drives do you have ?you can have a total of 4 without expansion cardsadding a third drive is ok without other cards if you only have a CD or CD-RW, but not both....
Oh i know.I have two HDD'sCD-RW DriveDVD DriveHence my PCI card. ;-)))
Explanation......... each IDE 'channel' (the sockets on the motherboard) will support 2 drives, total 4.if one channel has say HD1 and HD2, then the other channel could have CD1 and CD2, or in your case CD1 and HD3.post back with more info
gotcha, posted while typing
i'd replace the smaller of the HD's with a 'biggy', i'm not sure if windows is optimised for >4 ide devices, how does the BIOS cope, someone else will know better than me
Additional IDE controller cards have their own BIOS.AH
HighPoint Rocket 133 U-ATA/133 2 channel controller, PCI. £27.91 inc.VATclick hereAH
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