Hard drive compatibility

Posted on 1998-10-28
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Last Modified: 2010-04-27
I have an IBM 10GB 7200rpm hd as a primary/master.  Also have a old seagate 1.2gb as secondary/master and cd-rom drive as a secondary/slave.  The problem I have is that the IBM drive intermittently makes a clicking noise when there is drive access. It appears to be more prevalent when it has warmed up.  The only thing is that when I disconnect the seagate drive(power and data cable)clicking goes away from the IBM drive. I am wondering if this maybe some kind of an interference from the seagate drive or maybe an incomptibility between the 2 drives.  However, I've seen incompatibility across master/slave but not across primary/secondary.  Any help would be appreciated.

System configuration:
Supermicro p5mms98 board w/430TX chipset
pentium233mmx overclocked to 262(3.5x75Mhz)(don't suspect this is causing problem)

Question by:pbkim

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RebosMan earned 400 total points
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Your Power supply is either too small or failing. Try using a larger one. ( Example : Upgrade your 230W to a 250W )

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You have to be a little more specific. But most of the time incompatibilty will shows up when a slower drive--or a drive made by a different mfg--is connected as a slave. Sometimes moving to the secondary channel will eliminate the problem.To be honest, it could be just about anything.

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