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My friend has a Power Computing Power Center which came with a 1 GB SCSI Hard Drive.  He wanted a bigger hard drive so he contacted Club Mac for a replacement.  They sold him a 30 GB Western Digital IDE drive.  The tech there insisted that it was the right type of drive for that computer.  Other than adding an ATA interface PCI card how could that drive possibly work?
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The tech was clueless. Power Centers were all SCSI. I've got a power center sitting here next to me and have had it open many times. There is absolutely no way an IDE drive would work in it without an extra PCI card.
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That's what I thought.  Any idea if you can use a drive connected to a PCI card as a start-up drive?
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Sure, used to do it all the time.
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That's what I thought.  Any idea if you can use a drive connected to a PCI card as a start-up drive?
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Thanks for the answer!  Can I ask what brand ATA PCI card worked for you?
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I didnt use an ATA card. I stuck with SCSI.
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