hard drive question

By escaflownev1
Mar 1, 2007
  1. I want to add an additional internal hard drive to my system. However there are no free cables. I was wondering if i could use the cables currently connected to my diskette drive and hook it up to my extra hard drive. I dont need the diskette drive. Are the connections compatible?
  2. ambivolent

    ambivolent TS Rookie Posts: 67

    no they are not compatible you could buy a raid controller card if you have an open pci slot though
  3. foozy

    foozy TS Rookie Posts: 139

    What form is the hard drive, IDE or SATA?

    A lot of small computer shops simply give out IDE cables, especially if its a repair shop. SATA cables will usually cost you, but not more than 3-4 dollars.

    Thats assuming, though, that you have an open IDE or SATA slot.
  4. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +422

    It doesn't have to be a RAID card. You can just get a simple PCI IDE controller card.
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