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Anonymous
December 31, 2004 10:40:03 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

Hi, folks. I just got a Dell Dimension 8400 and I am pretty happy with it. I
had purchased a couple of hard drives (both Western Digital IDE drives)
before I purchased the system inhopes of adding to it. I found that the
motherboard has only 1 IDE connector and that is taken up by my dual dvd/dvd
rw drives. The single hard drive is cobbected via an ATA cable. Any ideas
how I might add my other two drives or am I out of luck? I would call and
ask Dell, but I have been stuck on the phone for quite a while and cannot
seem to explain it clearly enough to the rep on the phone for him to
understand.

Thank for any info.
Anonymous
December 31, 2004 10:53:56 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

best bet is to add an additional controller to use for your hard drives.
under $30. takes up a pci slot. make sure you have available bays for the
drives that you want to add.
http://www.buy.com/retail/product.asp?sku=10277263&loc=...
or
http://www.buy.com/retail/product.asp?sku=10253909&loc=...

"E. Jason Brooks" <scriptlizard@nospizamscriptlizard.com> wrote in message
news:nWhBd.187639$Oc.37733@tornado.tampabay.rr.com...
> Hi, folks. I just got a Dell Dimension 8400 and I am pretty happy with it.
> I had purchased a couple of hard drives (both Western Digital IDE drives)
> before I purchased the system inhopes of adding to it. I found that the
> motherboard has only 1 IDE connector and that is taken up by my dual
> dvd/dvd rw drives. The single hard drive is cobbected via an ATA cable.
> Any ideas how I might add my other two drives or am I out of luck? I would
> call and ask Dell, but I have been stuck on the phone for quite a while
> and cannot seem to explain it clearly enough to the rep on the phone for
> him to understand.
>
> Thank for any info.
>
Anonymous
December 31, 2004 11:57:39 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

Thanks, Christopher...

Are those also available in IDE? The extra driuves I have are IDE as oposed
to ATA.


"Christopher Muto" <muto@worldnet.att.net> wrote in message
news:o 7iBd.10169$sh5.8061@trndny08...
> best bet is to add an additional controller to use for your hard drives.
> under $30. takes up a pci slot. make sure you have available bays for the
> drives that you want to add.
> http://www.buy.com/retail/product.asp?sku=10277263&loc=...
> or
> http://www.buy.com/retail/product.asp?sku=10253909&loc=...
>
> "E. Jason Brooks" <scriptlizard@nospizamscriptlizard.com> wrote in message
> news:nWhBd.187639$Oc.37733@tornado.tampabay.rr.com...
>> Hi, folks. I just got a Dell Dimension 8400 and I am pretty happy with
>> it. I had purchased a couple of hard drives (both Western Digital IDE
>> drives) before I purchased the system inhopes of adding to it. I found
>> that the motherboard has only 1 IDE connector and that is taken up by my
>> dual dvd/dvd rw drives. The single hard drive is cobbected via an ATA
>> cable. Any ideas how I might add my other two drives or am I out of luck?
>> I would call and ask Dell, but I have been stuck on the phone for quite a
>> while and cannot seem to explain it clearly enough to the rep on the
>> phone for him to understand.
>>
>> Thank for any info.
>>
>
>
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Anonymous
January 1, 2005 12:58:52 AM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

Same stuff. Different name. Same interface cable. IDE, EIDE, ATA, ATA33,
ATA66, ATA100, ATA133 are all evolved from the original IDE and coexist happily
with one another for the most part... Ben Myers

On Fri, 31 Dec 2004 20:57:39 GMT, "E. Jason Brooks"
<scriptlizard@nospizamscriptlizard.com> wrote:

>Thanks, Christopher...
>
>Are those also available in IDE? The extra driuves I have are IDE as oposed
>to ATA.
>
>
>"Christopher Muto" <muto@worldnet.att.net> wrote in message
>news:o 7iBd.10169$sh5.8061@trndny08...
>> best bet is to add an additional controller to use for your hard drives.
>> under $30. takes up a pci slot. make sure you have available bays for the
>> drives that you want to add.
>> http://www.buy.com/retail/product.asp?sku=10277263&loc=...
>> or
>> http://www.buy.com/retail/product.asp?sku=10253909&loc=...
>>
>> "E. Jason Brooks" <scriptlizard@nospizamscriptlizard.com> wrote in message
>> news:nWhBd.187639$Oc.37733@tornado.tampabay.rr.com...
>>> Hi, folks. I just got a Dell Dimension 8400 and I am pretty happy with
>>> it. I had purchased a couple of hard drives (both Western Digital IDE
>>> drives) before I purchased the system inhopes of adding to it. I found
>>> that the motherboard has only 1 IDE connector and that is taken up by my
>>> dual dvd/dvd rw drives. The single hard drive is cobbected via an ATA
>>> cable. Any ideas how I might add my other two drives or am I out of luck?
>>> I would call and ask Dell, but I have been stuck on the phone for quite a
>>> while and cannot seem to explain it clearly enough to the rep on the
>>> phone for him to understand.
>>>
>>> Thank for any info.
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
January 1, 2005 8:50:34 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

These are the drives I am trying to add to the Dimension 8400. So the
controller you mention will work with these drives?? Thanks.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?id=105138446016...

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?id=105138448655...


<ben_myers_spam_me_not @ charter.net (Ben Myers)> wrote in message
news:41d5c941.716135@nntp.charter.net...
> Same stuff. Different name. Same interface cable. IDE, EIDE, ATA,
> ATA33,
> ATA66, ATA100, ATA133 are all evolved from the original IDE and coexist
> happily
> with one another for the most part... Ben Myers
>
> On Fri, 31 Dec 2004 20:57:39 GMT, "E. Jason Brooks"
> <scriptlizard@nospizamscriptlizard.com> wrote:
>
>>Thanks, Christopher...
>>
>>Are those also available in IDE? The extra driuves I have are IDE as
>>oposed
>>to ATA.
>>
>>
>>"Christopher Muto" <muto@worldnet.att.net> wrote in message
>>news:o 7iBd.10169$sh5.8061@trndny08...
>>> best bet is to add an additional controller to use for your hard drives.
>>> under $30. takes up a pci slot. make sure you have available bays for
>>> the
>>> drives that you want to add.
>>> http://www.buy.com/retail/product.asp?sku=10277263&loc=...
>>> or
>>> http://www.buy.com/retail/product.asp?sku=10253909&loc=...
>>>
>>> "E. Jason Brooks" <scriptlizard@nospizamscriptlizard.com> wrote in
>>> message
>>> news:nWhBd.187639$Oc.37733@tornado.tampabay.rr.com...
>>>> Hi, folks. I just got a Dell Dimension 8400 and I am pretty happy with
>>>> it. I had purchased a couple of hard drives (both Western Digital IDE
>>>> drives) before I purchased the system inhopes of adding to it. I found
>>>> that the motherboard has only 1 IDE connector and that is taken up by
>>>> my
>>>> dual dvd/dvd rw drives. The single hard drive is cobbected via an ATA
>>>> cable. Any ideas how I might add my other two drives or am I out of
>>>> luck?
>>>> I would call and ask Dell, but I have been stuck on the phone for quite
>>>> a
>>>> while and cannot seem to explain it clearly enough to the rep on the
>>>> phone for him to understand.
>>>>
>>>> Thank for any info.
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
Anonymous
January 1, 2005 10:27:00 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

Installing these drives should not pose any problem, either as a second slave to
the master originally installed in the 8400 or attached to a Promise (or most
any other brand) add-on IDE/ATA controller card, installed properly with
necessary drivers... Ben Myers

On Sat, 01 Jan 2005 17:50:34 GMT, "E. Jason Brooks"
<scriptlizard@nospizamscriptlizard.com> wrote:

>These are the drives I am trying to add to the Dimension 8400. So the
>controller you mention will work with these drives?? Thanks.
>
>http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?id=105138446016...
>
>http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?id=105138448655...
>
>
><ben_myers_spam_me_not @ charter.net (Ben Myers)> wrote in message
>news:41d5c941.716135@nntp.charter.net...
>> Same stuff. Different name. Same interface cable. IDE, EIDE, ATA,
>> ATA33,
>> ATA66, ATA100, ATA133 are all evolved from the original IDE and coexist
>> happily
>> with one another for the most part... Ben Myers
>>
>> On Fri, 31 Dec 2004 20:57:39 GMT, "E. Jason Brooks"
>> <scriptlizard@nospizamscriptlizard.com> wrote:
>>
>>>Thanks, Christopher...
>>>
>>>Are those also available in IDE? The extra driuves I have are IDE as
>>>oposed
>>>to ATA.
>>>
>>>
>>>"Christopher Muto" <muto@worldnet.att.net> wrote in message
>>>news:o 7iBd.10169$sh5.8061@trndny08...
>>>> best bet is to add an additional controller to use for your hard drives.
>>>> under $30. takes up a pci slot. make sure you have available bays for
>>>> the
>>>> drives that you want to add.
>>>> http://www.buy.com/retail/product.asp?sku=10277263&loc=...
>>>> or
>>>> http://www.buy.com/retail/product.asp?sku=10253909&loc=...
>>>>
>>>> "E. Jason Brooks" <scriptlizard@nospizamscriptlizard.com> wrote in
>>>> message
>>>> news:nWhBd.187639$Oc.37733@tornado.tampabay.rr.com...
>>>>> Hi, folks. I just got a Dell Dimension 8400 and I am pretty happy with
>>>>> it. I had purchased a couple of hard drives (both Western Digital IDE
>>>>> drives) before I purchased the system inhopes of adding to it. I found
>>>>> that the motherboard has only 1 IDE connector and that is taken up by
>>>>> my
>>>>> dual dvd/dvd rw drives. The single hard drive is cobbected via an ATA
>>>>> cable. Any ideas how I might add my other two drives or am I out of
>>>>> luck?
>>>>> I would call and ask Dell, but I have been stuck on the phone for quite
>>>>> a
>>>>> while and cannot seem to explain it clearly enough to the rep on the
>>>>> phone for him to understand.
>>>>>
>>>>> Thank for any info.
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
January 1, 2005 10:46:09 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

Why don't you just return the drives and exchange them for SATA drives.

"E. Jason Brooks" <scriptlizard@nospizamscriptlizard.com> wrote in message
news:KpBBd.164241$8G4.1425@tornado.tampabay.rr.com...
> These are the drives I am trying to add to the Dimension 8400. So the
> controller you mention will work with these drives?? Thanks.
>
> http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?id=105138446016...
>
> http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?id=105138448655...
>
>
> <ben_myers_spam_me_not @ charter.net (Ben Myers)> wrote in message
> news:41d5c941.716135@nntp.charter.net...
>> Same stuff. Different name. Same interface cable. IDE, EIDE, ATA,
>> ATA33,
>> ATA66, ATA100, ATA133 are all evolved from the original IDE and coexist
>> happily
>> with one another for the most part... Ben Myers
>>
>> On Fri, 31 Dec 2004 20:57:39 GMT, "E. Jason Brooks"
>> <scriptlizard@nospizamscriptlizard.com> wrote:
>>
>>>Thanks, Christopher...
>>>
>>>Are those also available in IDE? The extra driuves I have are IDE as
>>>oposed
>>>to ATA.
>>>
>>>
>>>"Christopher Muto" <muto@worldnet.att.net> wrote in message
>>>news:o 7iBd.10169$sh5.8061@trndny08...
>>>> best bet is to add an additional controller to use for your hard
>>>> drives.
>>>> under $30. takes up a pci slot. make sure you have available bays for
>>>> the
>>>> drives that you want to add.
>>>> http://www.buy.com/retail/product.asp?sku=10277263&loc=...
>>>> or
>>>> http://www.buy.com/retail/product.asp?sku=10253909&loc=...
>>>>
>>>> "E. Jason Brooks" <scriptlizard@nospizamscriptlizard.com> wrote in
>>>> message
>>>> news:nWhBd.187639$Oc.37733@tornado.tampabay.rr.com...
>>>>> Hi, folks. I just got a Dell Dimension 8400 and I am pretty happy with
>>>>> it. I had purchased a couple of hard drives (both Western Digital IDE
>>>>> drives) before I purchased the system inhopes of adding to it. I found
>>>>> that the motherboard has only 1 IDE connector and that is taken up by
>>>>> my
>>>>> dual dvd/dvd rw drives. The single hard drive is cobbected via an ATA
>>>>> cable. Any ideas how I might add my other two drives or am I out of
>>>>> luck?
>>>>> I would call and ask Dell, but I have been stuck on the phone for
>>>>> quite a
>>>>> while and cannot seem to explain it clearly enough to the rep on the
>>>>> phone for him to understand.
>>>>>
>>>>> Thank for any info.
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
January 2, 2005 2:50:58 AM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

Can't return them as I've already taken them out of the packaging. I got
pretty good prices on them and I stupidly assumed I could just pop them in
the new Dell. Maybe I'll sell the drives... who knows.


"WSZsr" <nospam@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:56DBd.9895$iC4.1176@newssvr30.news.prodigy.com...
> Why don't you just return the drives and exchange them for SATA drives.
>
> "E. Jason Brooks" <scriptlizard@nospizamscriptlizard.com> wrote in message
> news:KpBBd.164241$8G4.1425@tornado.tampabay.rr.com...
>> These are the drives I am trying to add to the Dimension 8400. So the
>> controller you mention will work with these drives?? Thanks.
>>
>> http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?id=105138446016...
>>
>> http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?id=105138448655...
>>
>>
>> <ben_myers_spam_me_not @ charter.net (Ben Myers)> wrote in message
>> news:41d5c941.716135@nntp.charter.net...
>>> Same stuff. Different name. Same interface cable. IDE, EIDE, ATA,
>>> ATA33,
>>> ATA66, ATA100, ATA133 are all evolved from the original IDE and coexist
>>> happily
>>> with one another for the most part... Ben Myers
>>>
>>> On Fri, 31 Dec 2004 20:57:39 GMT, "E. Jason Brooks"
>>> <scriptlizard@nospizamscriptlizard.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>>Thanks, Christopher...
>>>>
>>>>Are those also available in IDE? The extra driuves I have are IDE as
>>>>oposed
>>>>to ATA.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>"Christopher Muto" <muto@worldnet.att.net> wrote in message
>>>>news:o 7iBd.10169$sh5.8061@trndny08...
>>>>> best bet is to add an additional controller to use for your hard
>>>>> drives.
>>>>> under $30. takes up a pci slot. make sure you have available bays for
>>>>> the
>>>>> drives that you want to add.
>>>>> http://www.buy.com/retail/product.asp?sku=10277263&loc=...
>>>>> or
>>>>> http://www.buy.com/retail/product.asp?sku=10253909&loc=...
>>>>>
>>>>> "E. Jason Brooks" <scriptlizard@nospizamscriptlizard.com> wrote in
>>>>> message
>>>>> news:nWhBd.187639$Oc.37733@tornado.tampabay.rr.com...
>>>>>> Hi, folks. I just got a Dell Dimension 8400 and I am pretty happy
>>>>>> with
>>>>>> it. I had purchased a couple of hard drives (both Western Digital IDE
>>>>>> drives) before I purchased the system inhopes of adding to it. I
>>>>>> found
>>>>>> that the motherboard has only 1 IDE connector and that is taken up by
>>>>>> my
>>>>>> dual dvd/dvd rw drives. The single hard drive is cobbected via an ATA
>>>>>> cable. Any ideas how I might add my other two drives or am I out of
>>>>>> luck?
>>>>>> I would call and ask Dell, but I have been stuck on the phone for
>>>>>> quite a
>>>>>> while and cannot seem to explain it clearly enough to the rep on the
>>>>>> phone for him to understand.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Thank for any info.
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
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