Hard drive on same cable as dvd drive Tags: Hard Drives Cable DVD Drives Storage Last response: August 20, 2010 6:03 PM in Storage Share brendanb581 August 17, 2010 8:07:25 PM Right I only have 1 IDE connector on my motherboard (AsRock N68C-S UCC), so i tried to put the hard drive and dvd drive on the same IDE cable as it has 2 connectors branching off of it. When i put both on the cable, the dvd drive opened which means it must be working...but the hard drive wouldnt work and a message came up saying no OS boot detected. Works fine when its on its own without the HDD. Any suggestions on how to solve this problem? Thanks all More about : hard drive cable dvd drive C00lIT August 17, 2010 8:17:12 PM You can put in 2 devices on 1 IDE Cable you need to configure the devices with the little jumper. So, look at your harddrive, put the jumper for Master Look at the Optical drive, put the master to slave. I recommend that you get yourself a SATA harddrive as fast as possible. IDE Harddrives are quite slow compared to a new SATA 500Gigs (around 40$) Also having the harddrive on the same IDE Cable as the Optical drive... will make is real slow. for example http://www.google.ca/imgres?imgurl=http://www.synchro-b... brendanb581 August 17, 2010 8:23:00 PM C00lIT said:You can put in 2 devices on 1 IDE Cable you need to configure the devices with the little jumper. So, look at your harddrive, put the jumper for Master Look at the Optical drive, put the master to slave. I recommend that you get yourself a SATA harddrive as fast as possible. IDE Harddrives are quite slow compared to a new SATA 500Gigs (around 40$) Also having the harddrive on the same IDE Cable as the Optical drive... will make is real slow. for example http://www.google.ca/imgres?imgurl=http://www.synchro-b... How much slower would it actually make it? > I found the jumper for the dvd drive and its currently in the middle of the 3 pins, it doesnt say which side i should slide it too? Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer C00lIT August 20, 2010 6:03:19 PM If you look carfully you should see little letters not too far off m s cs (Master slave or cable select) You can try randomly till it works... you wont burn anything. You want one of the devices to be master, the other slave... I never cared abut using cable select. To start with, IDE Harddrives are getting old now, and therefor slower then most SATA drives... With the CDRom... a little slower... But if you dare install or copy something from cd to harddrive... You might as well take the time to clean the house because that takes forever. My experiment was to sell a friend a really cheep computer... 200$ for an AthlonII 250... Dual core, 3ghz, 2gigs ram... ide harddrive and cdrom on same cable... It's slow so I sold them a recertified 500gig for 30$... made a huge difference. Long story short, spend 50$ get a seagate or Western digital 320 to 500gig drive. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedCan I get an IDE Hard drive to work with a IDE Disc Drive on the same ribbon cable? Forum DVD drive not working on the same IDE cable as HDD Forum SolvedIde hard disk and ide dvd drive don't work at same time Forum Can I put a DVD drive and a HDD drive on the same IDE cable? Forum CD drive and page file Hard Drive on same IDE Cable? Forum Does CD-R slow down hard drive on same cable? Forum CD Drive and Hard Drive on same ide cable Forum 3rd hard Drive on same ribbon as DVD Burner? Forum Connecting DVD SATA powered to 2nd SATA connector on SATA Hard Drive cable. Forum Jumper setting for connect both hard disk and dvd drive on single ide cable Forum Can dvd burner be on a split sata power cable with hard drive Forum Hard Drive vs DVD Sata Cable Forum 2 CD (DVD) drives on the same IDE cable? Forum SolvedNo dvd drive cable with mobo Forum SolvedChanging PC's but keeping the same Hard Drive Forum SolvedIs a DVD-SuperMulti drive the same as a 8x SuperMulti DVD Burner Forum SolvedHard drive and ssd at the same time? Forum Solvedcan i move os to a different partition in the same hard drive? Forum SolvedHard drive + PSU cable Forum cd/dvd doesn't recognize disk when inserted. New drive acts the same way. Device manager says drive is ok. sata problem? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !