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Connecting one hard drive & one cd-writer with 2 different IDE cable

Last response: in Storage
September 29, 2011 9:56:16 PM

Hello, i have one maxtor 40gig hard drive and one cd-writer, how can i connect these devises with 2 different IDE cables? which must be master and which must be slave?
now i have connected my hard in maxtor and my cd-writer in slave but my system show error that the hard drive is disabled !! thank you for helping me
a b G Storage
September 29, 2011 10:43:53 PM

If each is on it's own cable then each should be a master. Also, make sure you use the END connection and not the middle connection when you have just one drive attached to a cable.
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