Removal of second hard drive slows system performance
Posted on 2003-03-25
Okay, I've just put together a new system, and i'm brining my two hard drives from my old system, into the new one. One is a Wester Digital, 120 GB, 7200RPm, the other is a Quantum Fireball 15GB 5400 RPM.
Currently, I have the both hooked up onto the same cable, on the same controller (primary).
The 120 Gb is set as the master, and the 15 GB is set as the slave. But I want to remove my 15 GB and put in into my old system. But as soon as i disconnect the 15GB from the system, it starts acting wierd.
During boot up, it take like 10 seconds to detect IDE devices, which would normarlly less than 1 second with both HDs hookes up. And I get a boot disk failure on the 120 GB. As soon as I hook the 15 GB, everything starts working fine again. The pins on the hard drives are set properly, they are attached to the right connectors. Any clue?