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HDD wont work on same ribbon as DVD burner

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December 26, 2008 4:50:00 AM

Not sure where to put this. If it's in the wrong place can you let me know please.

I want to use an additional HDD and can only place it on the slave connector of the ribbon cable which has a DVD burner as the master. There is no way the system is recognizing this device. It, the HDD is ok as I have connected it to the slave on the boot drive cable and all is well.
Why wont this drive recognise the drive using this ata cable?Thx
a b G Storage
December 26, 2008 6:12:14 AM

Check the jumper settings on the DVD drive, (depending on make) it could be set as a single drive instead of Master/Slave or Cable Select.


December 28, 2008 7:29:17 AM

No, its set at Master. No success yet.
Any other bright ideas...please;)
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