Strange Slave drive problem!!!
Posted on 2006-06-01
Bit of a strange one - well to me anyway - i have a 40GB Maxtor HD with windows OS etc and i want my other HD (Fujitsu 40GB) as the slave... very occassionally it works fine but then after say 3 or 4 (if im lucky) restarts it wont recognise either of my HDs until i reboot with just the main HD in i.e. unplug the slave.
Then no matter the settings on the drives ie cable select master/slave for the next 30 - 50 restarts it just wont restart with the slave drive and then suddenly when i decide to try it again a few weeks later it works again for 2-3 restarts.
Im not the best at hardware by a long shot and dont really know what i am doing... but i have tried all configurations on the back master/slave - cable select with master at end of cable etc etc.
This is really starting to annoy me now becasue i neeed the extra space but cant store anything useful on their because i know after a couple of restarts i wont be able to access it for ages.
Please help me out with this guys... ask any questions i will try to answer them best i can