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Answered 2015-07-15 19:27:49

It depends on the type interface you would be using, IDE, SATA, SCSI (or a combination of these).

Generally, most motherboards use IDE (or UIDE), which has two IDE Ports each of which supports two drives (Master and Slave), be they hard disks, CD or DVD drives.

So the answer is four.

However, a type of motherboard known as "RAID" which is short for Redundant Array of Independent (or Inexpensive) Disks, can have double that number. These are used for servers, but can be used for personal computers although not normally necessary, as they do not function in quite the same as the conventional IDE arrangement.


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To the IDE cable, 2 Hard disks can be connected as Master and Slave.(Hard disks that support IDE). 4 SATA ports could be used for 4 Hard Disks.

It depends on your motherboard. You'll need to refer to your motherboard specifications to find out how many (and of what type) hard disks you will be able to connect internally.

Yes, you can have as many as your case and motherboard will support.

How many EIDE devices does a motherboard support?

There are no floppy disks in a hard drive.

There are many advantages to using hard disks over floppy disks. Hard disks simply hold a greater amount of information, which is very important today as many files are larger than those used in the past. Hard disks are also more durable than floppy disks, floppy disks are easily destroyed by accidental bending or spills.

A device for permanent data storage. It consists of many non-magnetized disks which are hard.

You should be able to as long as the motherboard will support that many hard drives.

1. Does the motherboard fit the case you plan to use? 2. What are you going to use this PC for and will the motherboard support the number and type of processors you plan to use? 3. What form factor will the motherboard use? 4. Does the motherboard have a warranty and what type of support does the manufacture supply for the board? 5. What type of memory does the board support? 6. What hard drive controllers and connectors are on the board? 7. What chipset does the board use? 8. What type and how many expansion slots are on the board? What are the embedded devices on the board, and what internal slots or connections does the board have (network, FireWire, USB, Wireless and so on ports)

Windows does not support booting from a Zip drive, but most Linux distributions do. While one could theoretically use one as a hard drive (for Linux), the low capacity (750 MB max) and relatively slow speed make it a rather unattractive option. Zip disks also have many known reliability problems, so it should not be trusted to store data for a long period of time.

How many can you put in your computer? Linux can support massive servers with hundreds of hard drives. I believe the mainline kernel supports up to 702 hard drives, although patches are available for up to 3904 disks. You're far more likely to run into hardware limitations than you will with how Linux handles hard drives.

It depends on how many hard-drive disks, or tape drives the mainframe has.

The simple answer is that a computer needs a hard-drive to store the operating system and data, and a motherboard to hold the many components, circuits , etc. So take away any part and the computer won't work!

Most laptops support only one internal hard drive. Some support a second hard drive in a removable bay.

The system will be able to support 4 EDIE devices, 2 devices per cable.

Four (4) startup disks are needed to boot Windows 2000 from floppy disks.

There's no exact limit; it depends on what kind of hardware you have to control the disks. Assuming the motherboard had six slots, and each one had a SCSI controller that supported 16 drives, you could add up to 96 hard drives! Of course, you would have trouble fitting that many in the case, and SCSI cables can only go so far.

None. Partitions are divisions of file systems found on hard drives. They have nothing to do with the motherboard.

There are two types of File Allocation Table (FAT) file systems currently used on computer disks (FAT16 & FAT32) but the there have been others:FAT8, the original FAT file systemFAT12, designed for use on 5.25 inch floppy disks, became inefficient on hard disks larger than about 32MbyteFAT16, designed to support hard disks into the low gigabyte rangeFAT32, designed to support hard disks into the low terabyte rangeThe FAT file systems unfortunately become rapidly inefficient as disk capacity increases because it must use larger cluster sizes on larger disks (wasting more bytes in small files). A workaround for this has been to partition disks that were too large into more efficient sizes. When newer higher capacity hard disks began to make this workaround impractical, the FAT entry size was increased (from 12 bits to 16 bits then to 32 bits) so more clusters could be mapped in the table and cluster size could then be kept down to a more efficient size. There are also some extensions to these basic FAT types (e.g. FAT16B, FAT16+, FAT16X, FAT32+, FAT32X, VFAT, UVFAT, FATX, exFAT), but as standard device driver and utility software often does not support them many problems and incompatibility issues (including data loss) can result. But FAT is not the only file system type available, there are many that were designed from the beginning for use on large capacity hard disks and thus do not have the limitations of FAT. A few of these are:NTFSHFS+ (Journaled)extext2ext3ext4FILES-11NSSOneFSUFSUFS2XFSXsanEFSetc.

Some people can best understand Hard Disk in computes as a large filling cabinet. Your Computer operating system is large and needs a lot of space - hard disks these days provide 'truck loads of space' so years of work can be stored on a Hard Disk for many years. Realistically Hard disks can be used as both Primary and secondary storage mediums

It depends on the motherboard. There are many different types.

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