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Old 11-16-2008, 07:27 AM   #1
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I download alot of music and I have 2 hard drives installed in my computer now. One is a 80gig IDE (used for the operating system mainly) and the second is a 320GB IDE Drive that is about 75% full

I have a brand new hard drive that I have never used. I bout it a few months ago and was going to build a second computer. It is a 500 GB sata hard drive.

Is it possible to use all three. Or will I have to get a new mother board. I have sata ports on my board but will I have to stick with one type. I also think that my computer's mobo will only handle 2 drives.
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What Manufacturer/Model of motherboard are you wanting to put these three hard drives on?
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Old 11-16-2008, 11:43 AM   #3
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check the mobo and see how many ports you have. Most mobos come with atleast one ide port which will work for 2 ide devices and you should have quite a few sata ports if your mobo is a newer model. So you should be able to connect all the drives if ur psu can handle it all.
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