HDD connections

  Ratler 23:25 26 Aug 2003

Is ESSENTIAL that the Master drive is connected to the end 40pin connector of the ribbon cable and the Slave attached to the intermediate.? regards Ratler.

  jazzypop 23:36 26 Aug 2003

It is recommended (not essential) that a single drive is connected to the end of a 40-wire cable, as the remaining unconnected part of the cable can cause signalling problems.

If you are using an 80-wire cable, a single drive *must* be connected to the end of the cable.

Source - click here

Note that both 40-wire and 80-wire cables have a 40-pin connector.

  Migwell 23:36 26 Aug 2003

You don't need to bother which way around you do it. That is what the jumpers are for, they sort out which strands of cable which drive use.

  Ratler 06:22 27 Aug 2003

Jazzypop and Migwell
Thanks a lot for the advice and the website, unfortunately this does not answer my problem of neither the HDD and CD-RW (on IDE2) being recognised in Bios but not the Device Manager, Oh well,, back to 'dual fifo'!

  Ratler 13:59 27 Aug 2003

Hi both,, for your info, reversing the ribbon cable connections seems to hav restored the ststus quo. Thanks again for your interest.

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