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I am installing a IDE CD ROM Drive it has three settings on the back master, slave and CSCL.  Can someone please tell me what the CSCL stands for and what it does.  I have a feeling it is Cable select something or other.
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Yes, it does stand for Cable Select.  It means that it is the primary device or the slave depending on whether it is plugged into the first or second connector on the cable.  The primary gets priority on data transmission.
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by:CARLOS
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Yes it is Cable select, which as far as i'm aware will automatically set the device to master or slave depending on where it is in the chain...
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sorry johnlari...your update wasn't there when i was commenting...

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by:joed
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The cable is also special. It has a twist in it. If the cable is flat straight thru both connectors it is not a 'cable select' cable.
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by:fayeb
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thanks so what does the CL part stand for
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by:johlari
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Carlos - no problem.  We agree :-)

joed - That sounds like a floppy drive cable and won't have enough pins on the connectors for the CD.  It should have 40 pins.  I'll bet there are 34 or 36 on that cable you have.
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by:CARLOS
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If your are going to use the cable select jumper on the cdrom then you will also have to set the cs jumper on the hdd if you are slaving it with a hdd...once you have done this it dosn;t matter where u plug in the cdrom and hdd because it will automatically assign the hdd as the master and cdrom as slave...this does not require a cable with twist...just standard 40pin flat ribbon cable..
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If your are going to use the cable select jumper on the cdrom then you will also have to set the cs jumper on the hdd if you are slaving it with a hdd...once you have done this it dosn;t matter where u plug in the cdrom and hdd because it will automatically assign the hdd as the master and cdrom as slave...this does not require a cable with twist...just standard 40pin flat ribbon cable..
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by:CARLOS
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yer you would definately not use a 40pin ide cable with a twist for any device running of an ide bus..

As Johlari said...the floppy cable which would be 34pins would have a twist before the end cable for the first drive connected (3.5" 1.44/720 fdd or 5.1/4 360/1.2 fdd)

I have seen some ide cdroms marked up as CSCL and others just  CS...maybe they just decided to shorten it...
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Thanks for you help everyone
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