How can I put four hard drives on my computer and keep others from accessing the other drives?

Question

I am looking to buy a new (larger) case, power supply, a newer edition of Windows (probably Windows XP), more ram, and a motherboard and processor (P4, 3.4Ghz+). I am wanting to rebuild my computer having a total of 4 hard drives, all of which I already own (two 80GB, one 30GB, and one 200GB). I was told I would have to buy something like RAID or a controller card to run all 4 hard drives. My question is for advice on what I need to do to recreate an efficient system that actually runs properly! I have thought about having a windows login to limit access of other people (friends, etc.) to certain drives and am also curious if this can be done with Windows XP? Basically, I would greatly appreciate any information that might help me with this project!!!! Thank you!!

Answer

This question was answered on March 20, 2005. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Assuming they are E-IDE hard drives you will have to get E-IDE expansion card Install it and you have the space for yore hard drives and the CD ROM.

As for getting permit ions to them Give yourself administrative permit ions and restrict permit ions on them to allow only yore login Then create another account that will only have permit ion to write to their my documents.

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Posted by Wilmer of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on March 20, 2005