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Add a second hard drive

Posted on 2000-02-13
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Last Modified: 2010-04-26
I have an Asus TX 97 motherboard and have just bought a Maxtor 13.6 HD to add to the original Quantum 3.2 gig drive.
The Maxtor replaced the original HD with
the CD attached to this primary cable.
Adding a cable with the old drive to the second connector on the mother board blanks the screen.
1. Do I need to set jumpers on the mother board?
2. Do I need to set the secondary HD as a slave drive?
3. Could these two drives be incompatible?
Question by:gewalkers
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1/ no jumpers to set on this mainboard

2/ I would do the following if you are planning to still use the 3.2 as your boot drive:

have the 3.2 on the primary IDE connector as the MASTER
have the new drive on the primary IDE connector as the SLAVE
have the cdrom on the secondary IDE connector as MASTER

on each IDE connector, you can connect two drives, one has to be MASTER the other has to be SLAVE, this goes for hard drives or CD-ROM's

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oldgreyguy earned 400 total points
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You may also have to FLASH your BIOS, in order for it to "see" the whole new drive.


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