LBA vs Normal Hard Drives
Posted on 1997-05-15
I am trying to setup two hard drives on my system. The master, and fully set up is a Western Digital AC33100 3.1gig. The slave is a Conner CFA540A 540 meg, which was previously the slave to a Conner CP174F 174 meg. My system is a P90 with Award Bios, 40 meg on board, and a fresh install of Win95 on a clean drive (3.1gig).
In order to set up the 3.1 gig drive, I had to set it up in LBA mode, and it worked great. The 540 meg drive was originally formatted and set up as normal.
They don't seem to want to work together.
My Question (finally): Can I set up one drive as LBA and one as Normal in the CMOS, or must they both be set the same?
Additional Info: I have jumpered the WD drive for a slave present (two different ways, per the label on the drive).
Setting up the WD 3.1 gig, I partitioned it into 3 roughly equal partitions, C, D, and E. When setting the Conner drive up as a "Normal" drive in the CMOS, I was receiving Hard Drive Failure (80) notices right after the memory test. When I set it up as LBA also in the CMOS, I got a later error (full page error description) which described my IDE Controller as having one device set up as 32 bit and one set up in compatability mode.