master slave set up

  musiclady 16:43 07 May 2007

i just got a pc for free, old one and i want to use parts in a newer model.I have put a dvd writer in and a cd rom, 2 40 gig hard drives which one i formatted but since that it wount pick my hard drives up.Have i connection wrong?? i have one lead into the dvd n cd and one into an hard drive which is set as master, the writer and rom are slaves

  bremner 16:49 07 May 2007

You should have the two optical drives on one cable - the DVD Writer as master and the CD as slave.

The hard drives should be on another cable with the one that you will install the O/S on as master and the other as slave.

  musiclady 16:55 07 May 2007

one of the cables has a blue end whihc goes into the blue on the mobo but the other also as a blue end but it as to go into the black one, is that right

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:01 07 May 2007

* Blue: The blue connector attaches to the host (motherboard or controller).
* Gray: The gray connector is in the middle of the cable, and goes to any slave (device 1) drive if present on the channel.
* Black: The black connector is at the opposite end from the host connector and goes to the master drive (device 0), or a single drive if only one is used.

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