Help! Do I need to upgrade my pc??

Discussion in 'Desktop Computers' started by marquita188, Jul 19, 2004.

  1. Praetor

    Praetor Administrator Staff Member

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    The dumb questions are those that arent asked :)


    Their spelling and pronunciation :p Both terms represent the same physical device :)
     
  2. marquita188

    marquita188 Member

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    ok thanks
     
  3. marquita188

    marquita188 Member

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    back to upgrading my pc, I want to know more about installing more optical drives and hard drives?

    like having 5 or more hard drives + 5 optical drives?

    with do I need
    RAID Controller card,
    IDE Controller card,
    PCI ATA adapter with 2 IDE ports? do I need more/less? :confused:

    how do I go about installing these cards to drives?

    I'm really new at this :confused:
     
  4. Praetor

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    I can understand the HDDs but, 5 more opticals?

    You should be fine with that as each controller supports 4 devices (unless you get a fancy RAID5 card or something like that) :)

    Put the card in the PCI slot, attatch the drives to the controllers, enjoy :)
     
  5. marquita188

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    well, you welcome :D
     
  6. marquita188

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    what about adding the hard drives??
    i want to know everything there is to know about adding hard drives and optical drives
     
  7. Yeti

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    Both the optical drives and hard drives are connected the same way - connect the IDE cable to the drive and the motherboard/PCI controller (each cable can connect with two hard drives and/or optical drives). You might run into a problem with having a big enough power supply or having enough power connectors (4 pin molex).
     
  8. Praetor

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    People add HDDs all the time for space (hell i just popped two more drives in myself), but not often do people need 5 optical drives.
     
  9. marquita188

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    well, i have this pc case that has 6 optical drive bays..
     
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2004
  10. Praetor

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    Drive bays or drives? :)
     
  11. marquita188

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    drive bays
     
  12. Praetor

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    Ya... that's just the case... i thought you meant actuall drives :) (most people dont have a need for 6 optical drives hence my query)

    :)
     

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