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Just wondering, do i need a tower case?
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Whats on your motherboard

4 SATA ports?

2 IDE ports?
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post #3 of 13
umm.... im not understanding the question? u want to install 4 hdd's correct but don't know if your case can support 4? any case can technicly support them, u just might have to tape them to the other side of the panels n such, but what case do u have, anything with "4 3.5 inch internal bays will work"
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Whats on your motherboard

4 SATA ports?

2 IDE ports?
I don't know much about that but here is the link of my motherboard

http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.as...Specifications
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post #5 of 13
it has 4 sata ports, so 4 hd's are a go
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I don't know much about that but here is the of my motherboard

http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.as...Specifications
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4 x SATAII 3.0 Gb/s connectors, support NCQ, AHCI and Hot Plug functions
So yeah, you can install 4 SATA hard drives on your motherboard. If they will fit in your case depends on how many 3.5" mounts are available. There are also 5.25" to 3.5" adapters so you can mount hard drives where the optical drives go.
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post #7 of 13
4 internal SATA, 2 external e-sata. So 4 HDDs are possible. No optical drive unless you plug into one of the external ports.
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post #8 of 13
Here is a 5.25 in conversion to put in extra 3.5 drives

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-002-_-Product
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post #9 of 13
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4 internal SATA, 2 external e-sata. So 4 HDDs are possible. No optical drive unless you plug into one of the external ports.
but i already installed 1 dvd drive and 2 hdd's, what should i do? any help?
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post #10 of 13
Get a cheap PCI/PCIe SATA controller card.
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