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Romtec's Trios Multi-IDE Selector (RX-910T3)
By CPU-zilla
Category : Storage
Published by Jimmy Tang on Monday, 4th September, 2000
Rating : 5 out of 5 stars  

Have you ever considered installing multiple operating systems in your computer
without the need to struggle with the configuration of your multi-booting software?
The Trios Multi-IDE Selector from Romtec has the answer for you. It is a device
that helps you create multi-booting operating systems in your PC with just a
simple press of the button. It's not a very complicated device, but it sure
comes in handy as all you need to do is press a switch. It's that simple!

The Romtec Multi-IDE selector is actually a hardware switch that lets you select
which hard disk to boot. This is of course if you have more than one hard disk,
otherwise, this device would be useless. The idea is simple. Install your operating
systems each in separate hard drives. If you want to boot your computer from
the first hard drive, simply press the switch and power up your computer.

The idea is to have each operating system residing in each of the hard drive.
This will save you the trouble of partitioning your hard disk to accomodate
multiple operating systems sinceeach of them can occupy the entire hard drive
and not interfere with the other. In addition, you can avoid the hassle of configuring
multi-boot softwares like Boot Magic or LILO (the boot loader that comes with
Linux). The beauty of this device is that you can mix all kinds of operating
systems, from Linux to Microsoft Windows 95/98/Me/2000/NT. You will never need
to worry if the operating system you've installed will interfere with the other,
as it resides in a hard disk by itself, and will not be connected to the system
if it is not in used.

The switchs on the Trios Multi-IDE selector.

The full product - comes with all the connectors you'll ever need.

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