I have just checked my WD hard drive. It does not have a pin shunt on the read pins slot. Is this required. I want to use this as a slave (secondary) drive.
I also ran a diagnostics and the system states I have an IDe drive and not a sata. Could this be the reason I can not get the PC to read my new drive? I'm at a loss.
You haven't listed your motherboard or hard drive model. IDE drives have a 40 pin data connection, otherwise it's SATA. SATA drives do not have a master/slave configuration, so no need to mess with any shunts.
This is a P4 processor with dual SATA connections. That's what so strange. I have SATA cables and drives unless they retrofitted a IDE drive from "D" but the WD diagnostics listed I had an IDE drive. The SATA drive didn't have any jumper pins at all and I was concerned that it might require pins 1 & 2 jumpered as stated in the manual. I'll try looking at the bios but will still be "Lost at Sea".
Don't know about the bios settings much but I did see where the second drive was turned off. corrected that. Guess I need to bite the bullet and look at all of bios. Good news is now I do see the second hard drive. Thanks!!