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2 IDE drives on a PCC PowerBase 240
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Mar 10, 2000, 02:46 PM
i was wondering if the PCC PowerBase 240 would support 2 IDE drives on its IDE bus, and if so how do I go about doing it?
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Mar 10, 2000, 04:32 PM
If its a standard IDE interface there should be two connections... one for a master device and one for a slave device. If both connections are not being used (i.e. the hard drive and the CD-ROM are both IDE), and your computer has the space for a second hard drive, then you should be able to do so... just make sure the jumpers on the second hard drive are set up in the "slave" position.

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Mar 11, 2000, 03:05 AM
The PPC Powerbase computers were build to order machines, so could have any mixture of drives. The most common was to have an IDE hard disk and a SCSI hard drive, although at my school we had lab of PowerBase 180's that had SCSI hard drives too. I don't believe that the IDE busses on the older PowerPC logic boards hardware supported multiple IDE drives.

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Mar 11, 2000, 05:55 PM
Mac OS Computers didn't support the "slave" position on IDE disks until the Power Macintosh G3.

Only one drive per IDE bus on a PowerBase.
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