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Poop Man Bob

Computer help - installing a second hard drive.

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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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And a picture of me melting my face:

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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.

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