Feb 2 2004, 01:33 PM
Is it possible to safely have 3 HD on 1pc?
Feb 2 2004, 02:48 PM
i have 4 in mine.
Feb 2 2004, 03:00 PM
nice, how are they conected?
Feb 2 2004, 03:52 PM
I currently have 3, had four for a while as well. All of them were connected on their own IDE channel; I got another IDE controller (PCI) for this. Let me tell you, having each on it's own channel is damn freaking fast for IDE drives! Plus you can be doing a crapload of HD-intensive stuff at once and not worry about a thing.
Feb 2 2004, 04:14 PM
im just using the 2 built in IDE ports, using master and slave on each one. i use that computer as a simple file server so speed is not that important. It has a cdrom installed and i just switch the ide cable on 1 drive if i need it temporarily. since inactive hds will go to sleep if set properly, theres no problems with heat or anything. so go for it!
Feb 3 2004, 10:14 AM
Holly shit i have 4 hard drives and a pioneer a07 dvd burner and a cdrom drive and a liteon 48x cd-rw and i can still have one more ide device to connect.
The secret is use a motherboard with raid! I use an abit with raid so i can use 8 ide devices and i would never buy a motherboard with only 2 ide channels.
Feb 3 2004, 11:48 AM
well its not working too well
Here is what i have.......
Master HD is one its not IDE, one of those new things forget what
2nd is lave on IDE
now... When i put the 3rd in with spare IDE the pc hangs on start up
What am i doing wrong???
Feb 4 2004, 06:40 AM
still need help....................
Feb 4 2004, 02:42 PM
Are the jumper settings correct?
Feb 5 2004, 06:52 AM
well they are both on slave.........
so that would be 1 master and 2 slave..........
Feb 5 2004, 02:57 PM
How much do PCI IDE Controllers run?
Feb 5 2004, 03:03 PM
if you have 2 slaves on the same IDE they won't be detected, one has to be master and one slave.
Feb 5 2004, 03:05 PM
|QUOTE (CamaroGuy @ Feb 5 2004, 05:03 PM)|
| if you have 2 slaves on the same IDE they won't be detected, one has to be master and one slave. |
ok let me get this right.....
1 Hd not IDE master
1 HD IDE Slave
1 HD IDE master?????
Feb 5 2004, 03:17 PM
Do you have 3 hard drives on one IDE cable or do you have 2 hard drives on one ide cable and the third on its own?
Feb 5 2004, 04:37 PM
more than likely you have 2 IDE pots on your motherboard right? each of those ports can have 2 Hard Drives MAX. so in your case with 3 HDs, you need to take 2 of the HDs and put them on the same IDE port and have them share a cable, 1 of them will be master and 1 of them will be slave. On the other IDE port youll just have 1 HD connected to it, so that HD will just be master.
Feb 5 2004, 07:23 PM
I can sell you a PCI IDE thingy.. for like 15+shipping if you wanted.. its pretty easy.
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