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Connecting IDE HDD & CD-ROM with SATA HDD

Hi there.
I have ine 250 GB SATA HDD, 80GB IDE HDD and an IDE CD-ROM.

Following combinations work:
IDE HDD and SATA HDD
IDE CD-ROM and SATA HDD

But when I try to connect all three together, only SATA HDD is detected.

My motherboard is Gigabyte G31 S series.

Any setting required? Please help.
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  1. Your motherboard has just one IDE slot and 4 sata slots, that means you connect your IDE HDD with your IDE CD-Rom on the same cable. One of your Devices has to be Master jumpered and one has to be slave jumpered or else it will not work.
    For example configure your Ide HDD as Master and your IDE CD-Rom as Slave and you should be good to go.
  2. Best answer
    Mahesha999 said:

    Any setting required?.


    on the back of your drive should be some pins with a small
    piece of plastic, this plastic piece is named jumper.
    according on which pins the jumper is making contact,
    the drive will be set to corresponding mode (master,slave,cable sellect,single).
    Look at your drive there should be a description about how to set the jumper
    so it has the mode which you prefer.
    Same refers also to your Ide cd-rom.

    If you have worries about how to set the jumpers
    post the model of your ide hdd and ide cd-rom here.
  3. copnas said:
    on the back of your drive should be some pins with a small
    piece of plastic, this plastic piece is named jumper.
    according on which pins the jumper is making contact,
    the drive will be set to corresponding mode (master,slave,cable sellect,single).
    Look at your drive there should be a description about how to set the jumper
    so it has the mode which you prefer.
    Same refers also to your Ide cd-rom.

    If you have worries about how to set the jumpers
    post the model of your ide hdd and ide cd-rom here.


    Thanks that solved my problem exactly. I am less experienced in hardware. Though that was quite
    straight forward.

    Thanks.
  4. Best answer selected by Mahesha999.
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