I'm trying to run two IDE hard-drives in my system. I find that the motherboard will recognise one or the other HD in BIOS, but never both. If both are connected, I either get garbled information in BIOS, nor "Not Detected." So far I've tried swapping the cable, messing with the jumper settings and updating the BIOS.
I thought maybe the PS wasn't up to it, but I've been leaving both connected to power the whole time--just changing the IDE ribbon. Plus it's *supposed* to be a 600W PS.
Does anyone have any other suggestions?
My setup is: MSI 785G-E53 WD Protégé WD400EB Maxtor DiamondMax 10 6L250R0 Sony Optiarc AD-7261S-0 EVGA 512-P3-1240-LR GeForce GT 240 AMD Athlon II X4 640 G.SKILL 2 x 2GB DDR3 SDRAM 1600
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You have to make one drive the slave and the other will be the master.
ahnilated is right.
On a lot of old IDE drives theres a little jumper where the molex and ide connect to. Usually you have to have 1 set as master, and 1 set as slave. It depends on the model of the IDE drive also to which jumper sets it as master or slave.