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    hard disks

    i was just wondering how many hd's u can install in a computer right now i have 2 40s in my computer but i want to install like 8 more hard drives just to see what happens is that even possible?

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    you need a big power supply

    you can install pci ide controllers or set up a raid controller and have 8 if you want

    but you need the power and the plugs to drive them
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    Definately the thing to consider is Power....

    Another often over looked area is actual space....do you have room for 8 drives? Also, do you have enough PCI slots for the controller cards if needed.

    There really isnt any need to have 8 drives in there. With the size of disks now-a-days, you can get 2~3 250gb drives and have more than enough room

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    what is XP's HD size limit?? Like dos was 500mb etc? Would be interesting to see the largest Storage capacity for a windows PC, not the HUGE terabyte TAPE drives etc at nasa etc

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