View Full Version : Quick question about IDE controllers

The Mad Monk
11-06-2004, 07:03:42
My computer has an on-board IDE controller with the typical primary/secondary setup, for a total of four drives.

If I installed an IDE controller PCI card, would it add another four drives, or would it just overide the controller on the motherboard?

11-06-2004, 10:59:34

11-06-2004, 11:11:39
is that right? would the bios be able to cope with that?

11-06-2004, 11:12:00
BUT....make sure you have an adequate power supply. that many drives pulls a shit load of power when you boot

The Mad Monk
11-06-2004, 18:06:57

I just wanted to add one more (DVD player), but I'm already at four.

11-06-2004, 22:12:15
Hm. I've never tried any of those add-in controllers. Windows should be able to see the drives. As for booting from them, that's a matter for BIOS. I'll bet that the better BIOSes can boot from controller cards.

11-06-2004, 22:18:45
Well if he's just using for a dvd player...booting aint an issue

11-06-2004, 23:37:25
The point of this is? What?

11-06-2004, 23:41:00
Mad Monk wants to add another drive to his computer, making five drives on his computer. The regular built in IDE is usually only four.