View Full Version : Need to add new hard drive, but no more IDE
07-12-2001, 02:22 PM
Greetings Apexers. I want to add a 60 GB HD to my system, P3 866, but I don't have any more IDE cables to hook it up to. Meaning I have two IDE cables coming from my motherboard, and I have both of them in use for both master and slave. What is the best way for me to get another HD in my system, without spending too much moola? Thanks!
07-12-2001, 02:32 PM
You'll need an ATA IDE controller card. I might have one for sale soon. Not sure how much I would be asking for it. Oh, it's a Maxtor ATA 100 card. It will allow you to add up to 4 more IDE devices. :D
07-12-2001, 03:50 PM
promise ata controllers are pretty cheap...
20-30 dollar region.
07-12-2001, 05:01 PM
ya i payed 50 for my maxtor ata 100 controller...but it comes up in windows as a scsi device...u can prolly find this one fore cheap, its nice it uses the promise chip
07-12-2001, 07:40 PM
YES CHOSENFOOL U ARE MY CHOSEN FOOL HOW DO U DO IT ive been trying for so long
07-13-2001, 01:40 PM
Thanks alot everyone. I'm going buy a Maxtor ATA 100 card pretty soon here. I appreciate your help as always. :thumbup:
Originally posted by joe52985
ya i payed 50 for my maxtor ata 100 controller...but it comes up in windows as a scsi device...u can prolly find this one fore cheap, its nice it uses the promise chip http://www.hexus.net/article.php?review=79
07-13-2001, 08:27 PM
hmmmm... I wonder if the Maxtor ATA/100 card can be hacked into a raid card. I should have paid the extra $10 to get the EPoX 8K7A+, but I didn't, so now if I ever want to go in the path of the RAID, I'll need a card... hmmmmm... interesting, very interesting...
07-14-2001, 06:58 PM
looks like my friend from electronics will do this mod...
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