Config hard drives for digital video

By NLE user
Nov 20, 2005
  1. Still having trouble getting Pinnacle Studio Plus v9.4 to work. The customer support recommends that hard drives be unpartitioned, defragmented and there should be one hard drive devoted to video and another devoted to running the system programs. My computer specs are:

    AMD Athlon63 3000+
    Gigabyte GA-K8NS-939
    1 Gb ram
    150 Gb free mem (200 total)
    ATI Radeon X700A 256M, AGP
    420 Watt power supply

    I think my 200 G hard drive is connected to my primary IDE port, does this mean I can install another hard drive in the secondary port for my video files? I see a free IDE port, but I dont know how it will connect to the rest of my computer? Does it slot in like adding extral RAM? Help!

    Also, can I run these drives separately (ie: save video on one, and programs on the other)?
  2. IronDuke

    IronDuke TS Rookie Posts: 856

    Adding a second hard drive

    If you've got a spare drive bay it will fit in there. You need to set the jumper on the new drive as slave.
  3. NLE user

    NLE user TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I looked inside my computer, and the primary IDE port has a cable attatched to it. The cable goes from the port to that 'box thing' that sits just above the floppy disk drive.

    Is that 'box thing' my hard drive? Where will another one fit?
  4. IronDuke

    IronDuke TS Rookie Posts: 856

    It is. There is usually space for another drive. It depends what type of case you have. Does it look like there is a big enough space above or below it? There should be holes for the mounting screws. Otherwise there may be a bigger space the size of you CDRom drive, spacers are available to allow a hard drive to fit.
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