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Hi guys

okay soo odd question, is there anything in my sig mobo that could take another IDE drive via adapter, I couldn't find an internal USB one, I dont know what the other 'two' do, COM and the parallel port*, could these have a way of getting used? obviously my first choice is the internal USB,
I am really choked for space and HDD prices right now... seem.. a little too pricey for me.

I have load of old IDE's laying around the would ease the congestion on my comp, so I thought I would ask.
really struggling for space, cos of steam and game mods*.

I have one sata port left, but id rather get somewhere to store all the backup stuff, like on a low use IDE. no dramas. no cash.

here's the link to my board, cheers.

http://uk.asus.com/Motherboards/AMD_AM3Plus/M5A78LMUSB3/#specifications

peace

Dava





*just found out what that was right now, been wondering about that smile.gif

*GTA4 re-textures FO3 same and so on.

note: I have around 940GB all in, on 5 drives, one is usb'd round the back but is internal. the rest are
sata-rized. lol. ill post a pic if that helps. let me know.
Edited by dava4444 - 2/14/12 at 9:34pm
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post #2 of 7
what about something of an external encloser.. this might be from australian shopbot but gives you an idea if you want to go down this path
http://www.shopbot.com.au/ide-to-usb-enclosure/price/australia/680252
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Do you have any free USB headers? no? if you want them inside, grab a USB header pci adapter, and an IDE-USB type of device, or perhaps a pci-e sata card for real cheap? just ideas.

i just read you have a sata port free... and no cash. I don't see a solution tongue.gif
post #4 of 7
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Hi stubass smile.gif

I *had* thought of that myself, but I know I would find it clunky outside the case. I have order some DVD bay to HDD bays.. off eBay, lol, and hoped I could, somehow, get it all internal.

the Gainward blocks the lower two PCI's or I would have went that way with it. I am really clueless on this one. I have one IDE to USB plugged in the back right now, hoping I don't forget and unplug it lol.

what do the COM and parallel ports do? this would be less of an issue if my mobo did IDE which it doesn't confused.gif

@driftkidd2323 I have one USB header free, do you know of any adapters??

Dava

EDIT: I do have cash, but £60 for a 1TB sata seems a bit ..pricey seeing how they were £40 two months ago but went up 'cos of the flood, poor people. its just for my game mods so doesn't need to be too fast... unless I have to pay then it has to be QUICK lol

I have some space, but as you can see things ain't great, and I the program drive has some space but doesn't always play nice. Ubuntu's got lots but then again I don't want to tinker with it as I've had a lot of problems with Ubuntu recently (I think it's the 3.0 kernel compatibility). I have nothing on the 60GB USB drive cos thats one of the IDE's I want sorted. confused.gif

it actually looks better than I had remembered , but it was all kinda red two weeks ago. but I deleted a lot of stuff, some of it was textures.

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post #5 of 7
well if you have 5.25 - 3.5 bays then look at some PCIe crads would probably be your best solution for internal.. i know there are cards outr there so a quick search revealed some
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/category/category_slc.asp?CatId=508&name=IDE/EIDE%20Controllers there might be just what you need smile.gif
also you can get PCI cards aswell

wait did you say all PCIe or PCI slots are blocked, hmmm
Edited by stubass - 2/14/12 at 10:22pm
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I have 1 PCIE slot lolol I just bought WIFI for it tonight before I came on lolol

the Gainward blocks the PCI slots. like a big fat guy at the bar at happy hour in vegas.
really hurting for slots.. mmm.. maybe I should buy a new board, but this one OC's really well.

but thanks for the replies stubass, at the very least you helped me with a sounding board about it smile.gif

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I have 1 PCIE slot lolol I just bought WIFI for it tonight before I came on lolol
the Gainward blocks the PCI slots. like a big fat guy at the bar at happy hour in vegas.
really hurting for slots.. mmm.. maybe I should buy a new board, but this one OC's really well.
but thanks for the replies stubass, at the very least you helped me with a sounding board about it smile.gif
Dava

anytime, cheers.gif
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