More than 4 IDE devices on system?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Steely, Jun 19, 2003.

  1. Steely

    Steely OSNN Addict

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    I wonder if you could help?

    I've got 1 x 80GB (Main XP drive), 2 x 120GB drives and a CDRW and have no room left on the onboard IDE channels. It is possible to buy a seperate disk controller so that I can utilize another 2 x 120GB HDD's? I may need to upgrade my PSU from 450w to 500w or more though.

    I'd buy a terabyte drive if I could afford it and have a system to support it



    Dan
     
  2. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    Yes you can buy an extra PCI IDE controller. They are cheap and normally support RAID as well. I don't think you need a bigger PSU.
     
  3. Steely

    Steely OSNN Addict

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    Thanks for your help, I'll get an extra controller over the weekend.




    Dan
     
  4. RogerPhillis

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    Yes the ATA 133 controllers would support 2 or more channels.