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    I have a msi k7n mobo for my athlon, and its fantastic but i have run out of space for ide devices......

    I have only 2 channels which gives me a maximum of 4 device curently:
    1 cdrom
    1 cdrw
    1 HD 20Gb
    1 HD 160gb

    However its a full tower case and i really want to get some additional drives in caddies and i need to attach a ide zip 100 as well. I have seen raid controllers but they seem very expensive, does anyone know of a controller i can get in the uK that is stable that will give another 2 ide channels.

    Or should i just buy a new motherboard?

    Many thanks.

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    I have an PCI ATA133 controller for sale but it's not even worth the shipping cost to send it over there.
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    • #3
      they should be all over the place. Hell, 160gb western digital SPED drives were coming with them.

      go to any computer place and you should be able to get one for under $20 (likely even cheaper)

      if you're completely unsuccessful I've got one you can have if you can devise a cost effective shipping method
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      • #4
        are the controllers reliable though? im a bit concerned about adding other controllers i keep thinking about loads of horrible conflicts and stuff.

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        • #5
          Ya they are reliable....
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          • #6
            they're usually as reliable, and in some cases more reliable, than the onboard chips.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Blop
              i have run out of space for ide devices......

              I have only 2 channels which gives me a maximum of 4 device curently:
              1 cdrom
              1 cdrw
              1 HD 20Gb
              1 HD 160gb
              Why do you need two cd-roms? The cd-rw will do everything that the cd-rom does. If you get rid of the cd-rom that will free up one connector/device.
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              • #8
                for me (i'm not the topic owner):

                cd->cd copy

                and back in the day when my first 2x smart and friendly cost $800, because I'd rather wear out the $30 player reading CDs.
                car computer rev 5: 8" lilliput and usual suspects

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                • #9
                  SCSI controller Fast..... but expensive
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                  • #10
                    scsi's getting down there. I picked up an ultra 160 dual channel, 64 bit, controller for $50 at a forclosure
                    car computer rev 5: 8" lilliput and usual suspects

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                    • #11
                      Ide drives are so cheap now that i think id rather stick with them......maybe a Raid controller?

                      If i got a Raid controller but then decided i didnt want to RAID in anyway can i turn the functons off and just use it as a ide controller.

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                      • #12
                        Lcd issue...

                        Oh is anyone good with LCD's?

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                        • #13
                          directron.com has their own brand of controllers starting at $16, scsi, sata, ata. oh these are just your basic 32bit 2 channel controllers.

                          What do you need a zip100 drive for?

                          To make things easier, think about getting a cd duplicator with firewire ports.
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                          • #14
                            I picked up an ATA133 RAID controller based on the Silicon Image 680 chipset for 20 from Maplin.

                            It works for hdds in RAID 0/1/0+1, JBOD, as single drives (no RAID type) and also will do ATAPI devices (cdrom etc), which some controller cards won't do


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                            • #15
                              Oh your not wrong!! i can see it on the webby......might just pop down and get one!!

                              that would give me another 4 devices..is the controller good i though raid cards were normally 70 squid;..


                              cheers

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