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Re: Hard drive problem -

On Mon, Apr 26, 1999 at 05:50:57PM +0300, Gal Shalif wrote:
> my system has two IDE controllers with a cable each, one cable has
> connections for two devices and the other has a connections for one
> device only.
> When I connect the disk with the cable that has connections for two
> disks, I get many more errors then when I connect the disk with the
> IDE cable that has connection for only one disk. 
> Dose it has anything to do with the length of the IDE cable?

It more likely has to do with the quality of the IDE cable; there are few
recent cables that have only two connectors (mobo & master).  It's probable
that both interfaces support two devices, BTW.  I'm curious: are you always
using the hard drive in question as the only device on the interface?  Does
it make a difference?  If you have multiple devices on one interface are you
certian you have them jumpered correctly (one master, one slave.  Don't use
autodetect, it can screw up)?

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