Installing New Hard Disk Problems... :(
Posted on 1999-01-17
I bought a new 5.1 GB Quantum HDD to complement my existing 2.1 GB HDD. I cannot get the bios to recognise my new slave HDD ( let's call it 'NEW' ) but it still recognises the old HDD as master.
When I bought it, it was default set to Master so I had to change the jumper to Slave.
It should work BUT I suspect that the data cables are not in the right order.
From the motherboard, the first HDD connected to the data cables should be the NEW or OLD HDD???
I tried connecting the OLD HDD first and then only the NEW HDD.. nope, the NEW HDD is not detected.
I haven't tried the other way cause my cable is not long enough (due to my placement of the 2 HDDs)..
As I understand, my OLD HDD should be the Primary Master and the NEW HDD the Primary Slave, so they should share the same data cable. ( the CDROM takes up the Secondary Master )
SO is it the order of the data cables to the HDD or does it NOT matter?
Thanks, FYI, my comp is a K6 AMD 200Mhz.
Also, my NEW HDD is newly formatted so it is not the reason it might be spoilt.