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I have

2 x 500gb
1 x 250gb
1 x 120gb
1 x 40gb IDE < want to scrap < OS
1 x sata dvd drive

Motherboard has 5 sata and 1 esata

I want to add a 1TB and scrap the 40gb and move os onto 120gb
However I only have 5 internal sata ports
So I`m thinking of going back to an IDE dvd drive < I dont use it much so I wont really miss it

What about a E sata to sata cable?
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Seems like getting a PCIe SATA/RAID controller card would be the best option, but a eSATA to SATA cable would probably also work, and would be alot cheaper.
     
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if your puttin in a 1TB dude i would forget about the 120gb and put OS on the 250gb to have the sata dvd drive in.. data would then be quicker to transfer for installs and writing discs
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if your puttin in a 1TB dude i would forget about the 120gb and put OS on the 250gb to have the sata dvd drive in.. data would then be quicker to transfer for installs and writing discs
Hmm thats also a possibility
but 250 feels a bit large for an OS drive to me

Pci card I dont mind but would be more costly
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Hmm thats also a possibility
but 250 feels a bit large for an OS drive to me

Pci card I dont mind but would be more costly
Think of all the updates for the OS, Drivers for GPU's, Some bit of software etc etc
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Think of all the updates for the OS, Drivers for GPU's, Some bit of software etc etc
lol my C is bare
Ive used up 30gb on C
90% of my stuff gets dumped on other drives
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