July 3rd, 2004, 04:46 AM
Ok i'm just wondering can i hook up a 3rd hard disk to one of my Box's..
It's already got 2 40GB hard drive's installed and i've just gone and purchased another 40Gb hard drive as the computer in question has ran out of space..
And if i can install it what do i have the jumper setting as?
*First drive = Master
*Second = Slave
*Third = ????
July 3rd, 2004, 04:53 AM
First = Primary Master
Second = Primary Slave
Third = Secondary Master/Slave
CDROM/DVD Drive = Secondary Slave/Master
Of course, if you have two CD/DVD drives, you're temporarily out of luck. What you'd need to do is get an IDE expansion card that goes into a free PCI slot on your motherboard. You can then connect a few extra IDE devices to the card. An example of this can be found here and you can buy one here.
July 3rd, 2004, 04:58 AM
I believe it is possible if you have a power supply that will supply enough juice to run it and not burnout I would put the third Hd on the secondary ide cable. if you have the first and second drive on the primary ide cable as far as the jumper settings go I am going to take a guess on that I'd try it as a secondary slave.
July 3rd, 2004, 06:46 AM
Ok thanks for that, i've hooked the drive up with complete success..
Kudos to you both