Can't add the slave IDE drive
Posted on 2004-08-08
Primary is a Western Digital AC 26400R 6GB IDE drive
I am trying to add a Seagate Barracude ST380011A (7200.7) 80GB drive
According to Seagate support, total removal of the jumper for the Barracuda is for Slave mode so I am pretty sure that is done correctly. I have also tried it in many other positions.
For the Western Digital drive, I moved the jumper from the default position (for single drive use) to the recommended Master position (the middle position in a 10 pin). I have also tried it in every position I can imagine.
The PC is a P2 333MHz using a rather old Award Software BIOS from 1999.
The BIOS recognizes the WDC drive using either the default or the Master jumper position but as soon as I add the Slave drive, nothing is recognized.
I tried to manually enter the numbers (cylinder etc) for the Master drive into the BIOS but the BIOS only gives me the option to enter predefined values, all of which are much smaller than the cylinders the drive actually has. So I didn't do that.
How do I fix this?