Re: IDE disks

Jim Paradis (paradis@amt.tay1.dec.com)
Thu, 21 Nov 1996 23:08:25 -0500 (EST)

> Sorry about this newbie question...
> Is that possible to connect a quantum IDE disk to the multia?

Short answer: Yes.

Long answer: Yes, but you cannot have more than one internal disk
in a UDB or Multia. Even if you could physically fit the drives in
the box, the power supply can't handle more than one.

Are you proposing to install a 2.5" IDE disk in front under the
floppy drive, or a 3.5" IDE disk in the box?

There is a mini-IDE connector on the motherboard just back of the
floppy drive. Whichever option you choose, you connect the drive
there.

If you want to mount a 2.5" drive in front, just slip it in
the space (possibly currently occupied by a SCSI disk) under
the floppy drive.

If you want to mount a 3.5" drive in the box, you need a special
bracket, drive connector, and power connector. The drive is
mounted in the PCI option card space. In order to fit it in, you
have to remove the PCI riser card from the motherboard. Doing
this also removes the SCSI controller, so you will not be able to
attach external SCSI devices.

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