more than 4 hardisks

i m using a gigabyte motherboard with 1 harddisk and 1 cdrom. i wanted to add 4 more harddisk to my computer but i understand that a motherboard can support up to 4 harddisks at most. how do i go about doing it?
deuterAsked:
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larbelCommented:
You'll need an additional IDE controller card, runs about $15-20.  But while you're at it, it might be wise to invest a little bit more, and go for SCSI HDD...

Prices are available at http://www.pricewatch.com/ look under I/O controller cards.
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kklamCommented:
You better off getting a scsi card which enable you to add either 7 or 13 harddisk depending on the type of scsi card.
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deuterAuthor Commented:
larbel, i just got an ide card from a friend, do i need to do anything to my Bios setup when i plug in my harddisk and the ide card?
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larbelCommented:
Usually you don't have to do anything with bios, but depends on the card, does it come with any driver disk?
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deuterAuthor Commented:
larbel, it come as an independent card with 1 master and 1 slave ide port on it.
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larbelCommented:
Deuter,

Just install the card, and let windows detect it.  If it doesn't comes with any driver disk and windows doesn't detect it, then try manually add the card.
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deuterAuthor Commented:
thanks, i give it a try and see how things will  work.

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