Adding a Third Hard Drive

  lazarous 16:01 11 Feb 2004

Following the recent article about adding extra hard drives in the Mag, can anyone help with the following.

I have two parallel ATA hard drives fitted to my computer at the momen.
My motherboard also supports Serial ATA drives.

Can I fit a serial ATA drive as an addition to the other two and if so is there anything else I should do?

Many thanks

  cholseyboy 10:04 13 Feb 2004

I added a third hard drive simply as a backup drive, by getting an external hard drive -USB and firewire.

  temp003 10:37 13 Feb 2004

If your motherboard supports it, yes you can. You must have another free bay for the hard drive inside your computer case. Usually that should not be a problem.

Then read the manual about the physical setup and any necessary BIOS settings you need to be aware of.

  DieSse 12:55 13 Feb 2004

Yes you can - I've done exactly this recently for a client - and I put the Serial hard drve into a removeable caddy, for backup. It works excellently.

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