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Adding 1 IDE HD to computer running 2 SATA HDs in RAID0


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digikiwi

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Hi fellow geeks,

I am running 2 SATA HDs in a RAID 0 array (called AID by some). I want to add a 250 GB IDE HD to run on this computer. I tried setting setting the jumper as slave and plugged it into the IDE cable midway plug. The IDE cable terminates at the Floppy drive.

This didn't work - BIOS didn't recognise any of the hard disks. So here I am.

Any advice would be appreciated.

TIA

Digikiwi

Here is the mobo model: Gigabyte GA-K8NSC-939
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bmwboy

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Is the master plug open on the cable?

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Sorry BMWBOY, I'm not sure what you're asking.

The IDE cable has the hard drive at halfway and the floppy drive at the end. Does that answer your Q?
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Floppy cables and HDD/Optical drive IDE cables are different. You should have three spots on your motherboard that will take the ribbon cable type connector: floppy, IDE1, and IDE2. You need to get a regular IDE cable, jumper the HDD as master, and connect the cable between the HDD and one of the IDE ports on the mobo.
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Thanks - I realised since the last post that the two cables are indeed different. D'oh - oh well , live and learn. I'll try what you suggested once I get the comp running again.


"Experience is the name we give our mistakes...."
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