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Computer help - installing a second hard drive.

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Poop Man Bob, Aug 21, 2003.

  1. Poop Man Bob

    Poop Man Bob Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Nov 16, 2000 Messages: 10,259 Likes Received: 18
    Sooooooooooo ...

    I'm installing a second hard drive as a slave. I've got it mounted in the appropriate bracket, set to slave, etc.

    The problem comes when I try to attach the EIDE ribbon to the new drive. The connector which is supposed to attach to the slave/new drive is already attached to my ZIP drive (this connector). The other two connectors are attached to the master/old drive and the drive cage.

    If I want to install the new drive, will I have to unplug the ZIP drive connection and forgo its future use? This really isn't a problem, as I can start using CDs as an option for large-scale data storage. But I'm still interested in whether there's a way for me to use both the slave/new drive and the ZIP.

    Thanks in advance.































































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  2. GnomeToys

    GnomeToys Elite Member

    Joined: Jun 24, 2003 Messages: 2,616 Likes Received: 4
    Yes, each IDE channel can only support 2 devices. If both of your channels have 2 on them already, and you need everything, the best thing to do would be buy a cheap EIDE controller card and attach the new device to that.
     
  3. Poop Man Bob

    Poop Man Bob Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Nov 16, 2000 Messages: 10,259 Likes Received: 18
    Thanks Gnome. I think I'm just going to toss the ZIP.
     
  4. casekonly

    casekonly Veteran Member

    Joined: Aug 6, 2002 Messages: 8,264 Likes Received: 5
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