Originally Posted by adam144
The S3 only has ONE IDE port, so if you have IDE CD drives, you either won't be able to run them, or the hard drive. You could run one CD drive and one hard drive, but it wouldn't work very well, as CD Drives communicate at a much slower rather than the hard drive, so you'd get pretty poor performance. That's what I've heard anyway.
Right... might have mentioned this before but here i go again:
Currently i have 1 CD drive IDE
1 HDD windows on (boot)
1 HDD with about 150gb downloads
Could i use a converter for my cd drive, then have the IDE port in my mobo for my boot HDD and then use another converter for my downloads folder?
I obviously won't be accessing my downloads that much, nothing is installed on it, there's just a lot
of music which itunes accesses and then the odd game i might download and install. Is this a viable solution? Or would it be too slow, for instance installing from my downloads HDD or CD drive?
Or, spend even
more money and buy a sata drive to put windows onto? - I know this is what you think is best Chozart