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rasp1 Mar 10, 2000 02:46 PM
2 IDE drives on a PCC PowerBase 240
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?
Rasp
 
Chris_G 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.

Cheers!
Chris
 
The Wolfe 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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-Eliott Wolfe
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Adam Silver 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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