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Old 01-29-2006, 02:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey, i am rapidly using up all my hard drive which is an 80GB Maxtor 6 Y080M0 . My pc utility program says this
General Information :
Disk Type : Hard Disk
Peripheral Type : SCSI
Manufacturer : Maxtor 6
Model : Y080M0
Free Space : 18%

I would like to add a new hard drive which is descirbed on ebuyer.com as "Seagate ST380011A Barracuda 80GB 7200RPM ATA/100 2MB Cache - OEM". Would this work? I do not understand what IDE or SCSI are therefore i am slightly worried that this new hard drive will not work with the first one.

Could anybody please tell me if SCSI works with IDE. I have the feeling that i am asking a really stupid question but i am really new to upgrading so i hope you'll understand.

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I think you're going to need some kind of scsi controller card. They can go in your expantion slots.

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SCSI ports will not work with IDE Drives and vice versa. You probably have IDE ports on your motherboard though. Open up your case and look for ports like these, Probably a different color though.
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/imageview.php?image=165
If its being used, you will see a long flat gray ribbon cable coming out of it. Like the gray one in the middle of this pic.
http://www.gamepc.com/images/labs/re...ize2-large.jpg

If you dont have any open IDE ports, then you need a controller card like this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16815124001
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Old 01-30-2006, 01:28 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Hey according to SYSTEM INFORMATION i have


Name NVIDIA NForce MCP2 IDE Controller
Manufacturer NVIDIA
Status OK
PNP Device ID PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0065&SUBSYS_0C111043&REV_A2\3&13C 0B0C5&0&48
I/O Port 0x0000F000-0x0000F00F
Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\pciide.sys (5.1.2600.0 (XPClient.010817-1148), 3.25 KB (3,328 bytes), 09/02/2004 11:48)

Name Primary IDE Channel
Manufacturer (Standard IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers)
Status OK
PNP Device ID PCIIDE\IDECHANNEL\4&26E3677B&0&0
I/O Port 0x000001F0-0x000001F7
I/O Port 0x000003F6-0x000003F6
Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\atapi.sys (, 93.13 KB (95,360 bytes), 09/02/2004 11:48)

Name Secondary IDE Channel
Manufacturer (Standard IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers)
Status OK
PNP Device ID PCIIDE\IDECHANNEL\4&26E3677B&0&1
I/O Port 0x00000170-0x00000177
I/O Port 0x00000376-0x00000376
IRQ Channel IRQ 15
Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\atapi.sys (, 93.13 KB (95,360 bytes), 09/02/2004 11:48)

Will this do?
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It would appear that you have IDE ports. Open it up and check to be double sure though.
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Old 01-31-2006, 02:21 PM   #6 (permalink)
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ok thanks for your help!
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