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Windows 7: adding a 3rd SATA hard drive

19 Jan 2012   #1
tnbob

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
 
 
adding a 3rd SATA hard drive

I am wanting to add a 3rd drive to my dell GX620. It has only 2 ports for SATA. Any good ideas on how to do this? Maybe convert an EIDE port?

I have a sata dvd writer, and two sata hard drives. Hoping to use them all. DVD writer is a lightscribe that's why I wanted to keep it.

Thanks to all.


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19 Jan 2012   #2
TVeblen

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Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

You could use this: Newegg.com - BYTECC IDE Adaptor IDE to SATA Converter For Drive

I would connect the DVD to this, as it is a slower drive anyway.
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19 Jan 2012   #3
Qdos

 

Beware, in so much as such a device could render your optical drive unavailable at boot time...
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20 Jan 2012   #4
pincushion

Windows 7 x64 SP1
 
 

You can buy adaptors for your PCI or PCIe slots that will enable further SATA devices to be used. PCIe would probably be best as your computer seems to have both, that is if you don't intend to use it for anything else. Search for "pcie sata card".

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