Re: how to set up 2 hard drives to cable select
On Sun, 2 Jan 2005 22:45:08 -0800, Paul Johnson <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> 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.
The whole purpose of "cable select" is to auto-configure multiple
drives. As for letting it die, there is no Master/Slave/CS on SATA
drives because they're only one drive per channel, thus all are
I use cable select on every IDE drive I put in any machine (including
optical drives). Never had a problem. You've gotta remember to use
proper 80 pin cables. Black = "master", gray = "slave", blue =
motherboard and set your bios to "Auto" if you plan on switching
drives fairly often.
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