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Old 04-26-2004, 12:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Adding IDE HD to System with SCSI HD

Hi, I was just wondering how I would go about adding a Western Digital 120 gig EIDE hard drive to my system which has a SCSI hard drive. It's an old (~1997) PII 233 Mhz Compaq Desktop, and has a 2.1 gig SCSI attached to the motherboard's SCSI connector. Nothing is on the primary IDE connector on the motherboard. I'd like to put the new hard drive on the primary IDE connector.

I would preferrably like to just copy the SCSI hard drive to the new one, after partioning the new one into two drives (one for Windows, and the other to put Linux on). I believe Western Digital has some prog to do the copying, but I don't know how I'd go about all of this because of the whole SCSI deal. And I know it's stupid adding a 120 gig HD to this old computer, but Circuit City has it for 69.95 after rebates, and I'd take it out from this computer in the future anyway. I only got this computer for cheap so I could do all my classwork/studying in my room. Thanks in advance.

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Old 04-26-2004, 05:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Maybe a PCI ATA/Controller card.
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