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is it possible to have 2 pc's boot from the same hd? hardware wise it's plausible by just hooking an hd up with a 3 piece ide cable don't want to burn components though
    
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post #2 of 7
Very interesting concept. I think it could work, and if it does, I'll give it a shot .
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post #3 of 7
IDE cable have a master, slave and mobo connection. Where do you see a plausible configuration
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I'd think they'd have to be the exact same computers turned on at the same time...Cuz then u'd get conflicting signals from the hard drive if one was slower than the other
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post #5 of 7
No, it's not possible. They can't "Boot" from the same HDD, but they can share data...
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masher why do you always ask the most out there questions? lol
    
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http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...0109&CatId=204
its more of a cliend server kinda thing but you can have 4 workstations with only 1 tower.
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