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I have a question about adding a 3rd harddrive. I already have 2 harddrives in my computer connected to one IDE cable. The other IDE cable is connected to my 2 dvd/cd drives so I cant add any other IDE devices (am i right?). So I was wondering how I could add another internal harddrive. Could I buy and install SATA harddrive and use that for extra storage? I really dont want to buy an external harddrive because they're more expensive than an internal one. I also dont like backing up my data on CDs because I end up losing the cd or damaging it. Alot of the stuff I use often so it would be nice if i could just access it on another harddrive quickly. So if anyone could tell me if adding a SATA harddrive for extra storage would work with the IDE harddrives would be great.

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Get yourself a 500gb harddrive and replace your 80gb, or if you have SATA on your board you can buy some sata drives.
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Sata will work alongside IDE.
     
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If you want to continue to use IDE or add RAID (if you dont have onboard) you could always buy a PCI/PCI-E controller card.
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Sata will work alongside IDE.
Thanks for the comfimation.

I just need like an 80gb harddrive, it'll last me a very long time. Don't really want to shell out for a 500gb harddrive, gotta pay for some other junk and can only afford an 80gb and is all I need. I'm pretty sure my mobo has onboard SATA so things should work out. Thanks guys.
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Well, I checked, your mobo is listed as having 2 SATA 1 connections, and able to handle RAID 0 and RAID 1 (you may still have to install drivers for these, best to check the manufacturer website for those).


Seagate 120GB SATA $85.00

Seagate 80GB SATA $59.00
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