|First off, THANK YOU! I have tried forums, live chats, comp USA, and so far nobody has really even tried to help me. I hope I can explain this in enough detail. So here goes; Ok the computer only has enough physical space for three pieces of hardware(unless I'm missing something) 2x 3.5, and one larger space(DVD). Now coming off the motherboard are two connectors for Serial power? Small flat connector. |
Now I'm going to sound dumb, there's one 80 pin? and one more that looks similar, only smaller(it says floppy on the motherboard). Now the power supply goes first to a SATA data(?) connector, then to a four prong power, then to another S/D, and at the end there is a small connector(the same size as a SATA power cable). I have no idea what that ones for. I hope its not only for a old disk drive. I'm guessing that now because of the "floppy" label on the motherboard. If so would that be "useless" for what I'm trying to do?
As for what I'm trying to do; Ok I have 2x parallel HD's.(200G&80G) and one 80G Serial HD. I have one serial DVD burner, and a parallel CD burner. I also have a USB to either SATA/IDE enclosure. What I want is the DVD burner in the computer, and (not sure which) 2 HD's in the computer. I can use the USB deal to either add more storage, or burn CD's. I've looked at the HP site:http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Home.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=12454&prodSeriesId=472277&submit.y=0&submit.x=0&lang=en&cc=us. It's not much help to me, maybe I'm just missing something.
So would you have any suggestions on how to set this thing up. I've worked on my old Amd Athlon and it didn't seem as difficult. Please, Please tell me I can get this one to work how I want. I've been having enough issues with the rest of my life, and am very optimistic that something has to go my way, if not with my life, at least with my computer.
Oh yeah it has a pent.4 3.2Ghz, with 3.5G of ram if that helps. Thank you again.