Can one put three IDE drives into one PC?

Can one put three IDE drives into one PC?

Post by Saul Lubki » Mon, 05 Jan 2004 02:37:48


Assuming one has all space in available bays, that's the question.

The PC is running Debian linux, woody, and is a Gateway Intel Pentium III,
I think. It's a tower, with plenty of free bays for an hd of any size.

Again, I don't read the newsgroup often -- so direct email would be
greatly appreciated.

I'll summarize when the answer is known, to the net.

:)

Thanks,

-- Saul
 
 
 

Can one put three IDE drives into one PC?

Post by mru » Mon, 05 Jan 2004 02:42:37

Saul Lubkin < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > writes:


I've had seven disks in the same machine. The power supply didn't
like it, though. I currently have five disks, a CD-RW/DVD and no
problems.

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Ms Rullgd
XXXX@XXXXX.COM

 
 
 

Can one put three IDE drives into one PC?

Post by ebenON » Mon, 05 Jan 2004 03:09:42

In article < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >,


You can put two IDE disks per bus, and you can have as many buses as your OS
and BIOS support. A bus where there are two items will be subject to
contention between them.


Ask here, get the answer here.

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Can one put three IDE drives into one PC?

Post by Saul Lubki » Mon, 05 Jan 2004 05:06:38

Hi all.

I think I have the answer, from two memebers of the List who emailed me
back:




while





Since my application is for occasional backup, a performance hit is no
issue -- and my CD is only rarely used.

So, it seems I can safely install a big IDE disk in the machine -- at
worst, sharing the same device as the CD player.

Actually, I may simply transfer one of the hd's in the machine -- one
that is used very little, and is a small hd -- to another machine that's
always running, and that currently has only one (big) SCSI disk -- it's
used as the fileserver for the network.

(I wouldn't want to put the new backup disk on the fileserver -- the idea
is, to back up -- mostly -- the fileserver, in case of a catastrophic
failure of, either the whole fileserver machine, or at least the (crucial)
SCSI disk, containing most data).

Thanks much, Ms and Adam, for your timely and useful responses!

:)

Yours,

-- Saul
 
 
 

Can one put three IDE drives into one PC?

Post by Leon » Sat, 10 Jan 2004 10:54:16


III,
OS


You dont need bios support for any drive other than one to boot from.


The PCI system has to be able to recognise and give resources to that many
interfaces...