"second hard drive" II
Posted on 2001-06-16
This is a spinoff of a previous question called "second hard drive". I used the temporary solution suggested there of plugging the second drive into the CD-ROM data cable, in fact I was able to link the 2 machines without removing either hard drive, so it was very convenient.
Now I want to permanently install a second hard drive (Seagate). Some of this question is copied from the previous question
The original hard drive has a data cable marked HDD and a 4-wire power cable. What is the correct way to connect the second hard drive? Should I somehow chain the second drive off the original data cable using some kind of data cable splitter? The cable currently goes from the board to the drive with no additional connectors.
1) I guess I need a data cable with an additional connector for the second drive - is that how it works (that's what I mean by a chain).
2) The power cable has 2 connectors, one not used. Should the second connector be used for the second drive?
3) Should I expect problems getting the computer to recognize the 2 drives?
4) I want to keep the free bay open for a CD-RW. Advice on mounting the thing elsewhere in the machine?