Installing another drive
My computer was custom built for video editing.I have a C drive, D drive for video,
and an E drive for data, I want to add another drive for Video, when I looked inside the computer I have no ide cable connections available will I need to get a special cable with extra connections, or can I get a double connection adaptor to fit a the motherboard.
My other question is will this drive be set as a slave drive also. Any other information would be most helpful.
Just to be clear, you already have 3 different hard drives and a CD-Rom, not just 3 partitions and a CD-Rom...right?
A typical motherboard has 2 IDE channels, each of which supports a maximum of 2 drives. If you need more than 4 IDE drives (3 hdds + 1 CD-Rom), you'll have to get an IDE controller card that fits into one of your free PCI slots. With an IDE controller card, you can install either 2 or 4 more drives, depending which on you get.
IMHO, unless you already have very large capacity hard drives, I'd replace one of your existing hdds with a new 60 - 80GB model, instead of adding a 5th IDE device. If you want your "video" to be on a different drive letter, you could just create 2 or more partitions on the new drive.
[This message has been edited by Fingers (edited 07-29-2001).]
I'm with fingers, if you have 3 hard drives and a cd-rom then I would replace one of the hard drives with a bigger one. Or maybe invest in a cd burner and move your files to a cd disk after editing.
Thanks for the reply,
This is an up-date on what I have done. I have made my DVD drive redundant and used the connection for the new drive. The problem I have now is windows 98SE don't recognise the new drive. I did not receive any software with the new drive an IBM 75GB.
Could the broblem be with the Bios set-up.
Any other ideas to getting this drive up an running,by the way I have set the new drive to slave.
On board my computer I have a C drive partioned to an E drive also, a CD writer and two video drives the dvd drive disconnected.
If the bios recognizes the new drive then the bios is fine with it.
You have fdisked the new drive have you?
And formatted it after that.
Thanks to all,
I have go my drive up and running now. Thanks for all your help.
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