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3rd Hard Drive

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Pablo1888, Apr 20, 2005.

  1. Pablo1888

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    Hi All,

    My question is about installing a third hard drive. What I want to know is what is the best way to go about it?

    All I want at the moment is to make the three of them bootable, I am not interested in setting up a RAID. All the IDE connectors on my mobo are taken up. I know you can buy a PCI card that will enable me to do this but I am not sure which one to get? Could someone point me in the right direction?

    Also do I set the 3rd drive to slave?

    All help will be greatly appreciated.
     
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  2. Pablo1888

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    Any ideas???
     
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  3. tripwire45
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    It sounds like what you want to do is install three IDE hard drives, install separate Operating Systems on each drive and be able to boot from each of them. Frankly, I didn't find any real information on the subject, at least not in a brief Google search. Typically, you use SCSI rather than IDE for multiple hard drive solutions which is why you don't see more than two IDE controllers on a motherboard.

    You might want to consider using two HDDs and partition the second one for two partitions to hold two separated OSes. Just purchase a second drive large enough for your needs. If all you want to do is install and experiment with Operating Systems, the drive doesn't even have to be that big.
     
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  4. Pablo1888

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    Thanks for the feedback Trip. I can't find a lot of info on it either.:(
     
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