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I recently bought a second hard drive to add to my system which already has the original hd, floppy, cd-rom and cdrw.  There was sufficient roon to mount the drive and available space on the ide ribbon.  However there was no available power supply.  Am I limited by the power supply cords or can I splice one source to feed multiple drives?  Any risk in doing so?

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by:tonnybrandt
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You can buy a Y-split cable/cord in a computerstore, allowing you to connect two drives on one power-source.
There's no risc in doing this. The powersupply will be supplying sufficient power to all your stuff.
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by:sorgie
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I would suggest that you look at the rating of your present power supply.the Y split works fine and everyone carries them. You have a lot of hardware power demand and if you PS is less then a 250watt I sugest you upgrade.
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by:magarity
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Yes, I agree with Sorgie that you *might* have to get another power supply, depends on the current watt rating of the one you have.  What is it?

I had a 250 die because I had too split it too many times, but I have a 300 that is rigged like Chevy Chase's christmas lights and it is doing just fine.

A 250 though would still be able to do what you describe as your current setup even split a few times.
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baitz earned 150 total points
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Magarity and Tonny are right.

You can use an Y cable to do your HD installation, but see your Power Supply. Pentium MMX can run with 250 wats, but Pentium II runs better with a 300, 350 Supply font.

Check your internal space. Some machines, with a lot of periphericals, runs at a hot temperature, crashing... The problem isn't the supply, but the internal temperature...
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by:magarity
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Baitz,
Its interesting that your proposed answer is that comments before your posting are the answer.  Tonnybrandt is clearly the correct answerer here.
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by:tonnybrandt
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My comment came from experiance, I have had 3 HD's and 1 CDROM for years on at least 4 different computers, with no headache whatsoever. None of them were "modern" computers with large powersupply's.

Margarity: I quite agree with you. :-)
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by:branam99
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Thank you for the response.  I am now confident that I can install the second HD on my AMD 450MZ with sufficient power to all my other drives.
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