On Fri, Jan 28, 2000 at 11:04:50PM +0000, Sean wrote:
>> limit on # of ide devices... I know its 4, two per channel,
> but can one get a ide controller card and have more ?
> Me pc is full of ide devices and I'm wanting more...
> (already have scsi controller.. gone that road)
My (pre-PNP) ISA SoundBlaster 16 actually has an IDE interface
that I _could_ hook up as ide2, giving me hde and hdf. However,
there are a few problems with this:
o ISA performance sucks. Might not be too bad for CDs...
o I have only _one_ IRQ left. And I want that for another
serial port soon.
o No EIDE. Don't know how well they'd work with large disks
You'll probably find that El Cheapo multi-I/O cards only
cater for IDE0 and IDE1. (And they are usually ISA as well.)
I'd imagine that PCI cards that support decent EIDE interfaces
would have such low demand that you'd be paying on the order
of a hundred quid.
In that case, the best thing to do is buy bigger disks and sell
off your older smaller ones. How big are your current
disks? I might take them for a reasonable price :-)
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