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Re: how to set up 2 hard drives to cable select

On Saturday 01 January 2005 10:35 pm, Mitchell Laks wrote:
> Hi, I am running debian sarge.
> I use a hard drive for back up, and I have to remove the   hard drive 
> intermittently. Each time I pull out one of the the hard drives from 
> the machine to store as a backup, it seems that I must always set the 
> jumpers on both! drives each time.  

You're probably doing something wrong...

> with 2 drives in machine - 
> [one drive with "jumper set as master" and one drive with "jumper  as 
slave" ]
> with 1 drive in machine -
> [one drive with  jumper set as "master with no slave present"]
> I  cant seem to get "cable select" to work ie: if one drive as master 
> - set it to cable select adn it works on the   end of the cable, while 
> if 2 drives are present, teh second drive on the ribbon closer to the 
> mother board should be the slave and the further the master.   

Cable select only works with one drive on the cable if it's going to 
work at all.  I generally consider cable select *way* more trouble than 
it was ever worth, and I *really* wish hard drive manufacturers would 
let it die already.  Just use master/slave.

Paul Johnson

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