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« on: November 15, 2007, 01:59:18 PM »

lets say i want to power more than 4 (HDDs, CD/DVD drives) in my computer but my power supply only has 4 power slots/plugs for them....is there anyway for me to hook up another PSU to use for them or would i have to get a new bigger/better PSU? PC Smash Police Shocked
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« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2007, 08:06:29 PM »

All you need is splitter cables to put on the end of each connector, in order to add more stuff.
But if you want to have more than 4 IDE connections, then you'll need an expansion card for that very job.

Each IDE cable can only support 2 drives, be it optical or HDDs, so you'll need to add a card for this job.

You'll also have to make sure that your current PSU can keep a steady Power output to match the needs of your drives, which is where a more powerful PSU would come in very handy.

In the end it's all down to what you need to add to your system and what you think the current hardware can handle.
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