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Two Drives On Vampire?

Sascha Wintz

Posts 17
19 Apr 2019 22:20


Hello,

Can I connect two IDE drives to my 500 V2? And is there any drawback to it :-)

Thanks!


Bill Laundrie

Posts 20
20 Apr 2019 05:52


You can, but then FastIDE will be disabled.  I use an Elbox 4XEIDE adapter so at least it is buffered and a little more smooth.


Gunnar von Boehn
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 4193
20 Apr 2019 08:57


Sascha Wintz wrote:

Hello,
 
  Can I connect two IDE drives to my 500 V2? And is there any drawback to it :-)
 
  Thanks!

FastIDE has 4 speeds 0/1/2/3
Most 2 drive setups can run safely up to speed 1
Which is ~ 6MB/sec

Speed 2/3 are recommended for single drive only


Sascha Wintz

Posts 17
21 Apr 2019 03:40


Now Iím wondering what speed Iím running on with a single drive. How can I find out?


Niclas A
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 204
21 Apr 2019 07:56


Sascha Wintz wrote:

Now Iím wondering what speed Iím running on with a single drive. How can I find out?

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Simo Koivukoski
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 470
21 Apr 2019 08:59


Using two drives is not Vampire related. The functionality depends on the brand of the CF card and CF-IDE adapter. All of them does not work. You may (or may not) have a better luck with the traditional 2.5" hard drives.

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