2 hard drives, same computer

Discussion in 'Computer Information' started by Hurricane1000, Jul 18, 2006.

  1. Just curious if you can put 2 hard drives on the same computer....1 for
    each user name.
     
    Hurricane1000, Jul 18, 2006
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    Bob Guest

    Hurricane1000 wrote:
    > Just curious if you can put 2 hard drives on the same computer....1 for
    > each user name.


    Yes, but they must be configured as master and slave with jumpers on
    the back. Each will have a different drive designator. Then you can
    boot up on the drive of your choice.
     
    Bob, Jul 18, 2006
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    JTJersey Guest

    On Tue, 18 Jul 2006 12:35:46 -0700, Hurricane1000 wrote:

    > Just curious if you can put 2 hard drives on the same computer....1 for
    > each user name.


    You mean so that two different users can boot to one of two different hard
    drives? If so, you'd have to have a switch installed to select which hard
    drive you would want to boot to. Each drive could have it's own operating
    system and personalizations, but would be entirely separate from each
    other. If one got a virus the other wouldn't, one could use Windows the
    other Linux, etc. If you've got two people using the same computer who
    want things their own way, that would be a good way to go, instead of
    mulitiple desktops which can have administrator rights issues and such.

    --
    Registered Linux User #267152
     
    JTJersey, Jul 19, 2006
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    StinkyPlant Guest

    Bob wrote:
    > Hurricane1000 wrote:
    >> Just curious if you can put 2 hard drives on the same computer....1 for
    >> each user name.

    >
    > Yes, but they must be configured as master and slave with jumpers on
    > the back. Each will have a different drive designator. Then you can
    > boot up on the drive of your choice.
    >

    Well he is half correct. You can't have a hd for each user name. You can
    have to hd's then lock them per user, but to have to separate hd's for 2
    different users, it would be more piratical to dual boot to copies of
    xp. Then its just a waste.
     
    StinkyPlant, Jul 19, 2006
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