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Hi,

I've been hankering to mess about with my HDD's afor a while, buy a SSD etc but am limited to four standard SATA 2 ports on the m'board.

I'm not looking to buy loads of new HDD's. just a couple, one SSD for Linux and one for Windoze, which leaves me with a dilemna.

One of my ports is taken up by the DVD drive, leaving only one for a storage drive...

Can I...add more ports? If so what's the most reliable / cheapest option?

I assume that you can't daisy chain drives like you could with IDE?

Has anyone abandoned the internal DVD option and gone external optical drive via PCI-E sata ports for instance?

Other than building this thing a long time ago I've not really looked into the limits of SATA ports.

Any suggestions other than "buy / build a new rig" would be welcome please

Ta.

ps - I'll be looking at building a new rig next year some time hopefully...when the mortgage is up for review

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build a new one


http://www.overclockers.co.uk/productlist.php?groupid=701&catid=49&subid=424

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You can get PCI sata cards for about ú20.

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