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  1. #1
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    How do I install a 3rd hard drive to my computer

    I have decided to install a 3rd hard drive. I currently have a 60gb and a 20gb installed and want to add a 160gb drive to my setup.

    My motherboard only has 2 ports for hooking up IDE drives. One port runs my dvd burner and cd player, the other runs the 2 hard drives already installed.

    Is there anything I can add to the board that will allow me to hook up another hard drive.

    I want to keep my 60gb as my main HD, with all my windows stuff and other programs on it.
    I want to set up the 20gb so that I can store all my digital pictures, and music files on it.

    I would like to have the 160gb as my storage drive, where i can download programs to test onto, and keep all my documents etc on it.

    Below is the information regarding my motherboard.

    Thanks

    Motherboard:
    CPU Type Intel Celeron D 330, 2666 MHz (20 x 133)
    Motherboard Name Asus P4S800-MX (3 PCI, 1 AGP, 2 DDR DIMM, Audio, Video, LAN)
    Motherboard Chipset SiS 661FX
    System Memory 1024 MB (PC3200 DDR SDRAM)
    BIOS Type Award Modular (09/02/04)
    Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
    Communication Port ECP Printer Port (LPT1)

  2. #2
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    Re: How do I install a 3rd hard drive to my computer

    Any Pata add in card like these at the Egg will do it for you.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...ubCategory=410

    Or if you got a Sata drive then get an add in Sata card.

  3. #3
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    Re: How do I install a 3rd hard drive to my computer

    Agree, the cards on that page should do the job. Of those the only one I have personal experience with is this one. Works fine and easy to set up.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16816102007

  4. #4
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    Re: How do I install a 3rd hard drive to my computer

    I'd get the Promise one with 1 IDE and 2 SATA ports. Buy a SATA drive; those are the future.
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    Re: How do I install a 3rd hard drive to my computer

    Quote Originally Posted by BWM
    Agree, the cards on that page should do the job. Of those the only one I have personal experience with is this one. Works fine and easy to set up.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16816102007
    Yes, I've tried it and it works out fine. Thank you

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