I have just recently learned about the difference between 40 & 80 wire ide cables.
Therefore I am trying to change the cable on the harddrive that I bought last year to the proper 80 wire cable. The motherboard supports UltraDMA/100 and I have the manual for this board, but my confussion is that there are 4 ide slots on the board. Primary and secondary are black and identified as regular/33 slots. The Third and Forth slot are blue and identified in the manual as the ultra/100 slots. BUT, in the instructions in the manual where it describes UltraDMA/100 & /66, it identifies the Third and Fourth ide slots but describes connecting a master ultraDMA device to the primary slot...
Should I connect to the black ide slot labeled as Primary, or should I connect to the blue ide slot labeled as third??
I am having a few other problems right now also, but I will leave it at this for now.
The drive is a Western Digital 160GB 7200rpm drive with the dynamic drive overlay on it.
Thanks for any help!
Here is the specs for the Motherboard:
Socket 370 for Intel® FCPGA Pentium® III 450~800+MHz
Intel® PPGA CeleronTM 333~566+MHz
Intel® 440BX AGPset and PIIX4E South Bridge
66/100MHz Front Side Bus
4 x DIMM for up to 1GB PC100 ECC SDRAM
1 x AGP Slot, 5 x PCI, 2 x ISA
AGP 2X slot
Integrated 2X AGP Graphics
AC Power Loss Recovery
ASUS JumperFreeTM Mode
Back Panel I/O Ports
2 x USB Ports
1 x Parallel Port (EPP, ECP)
2 x Serial Port (EPP, ECP)
1 x PS/2 Keyboard Port
1 x PS/2 Mouse Port
Onboard I/O Interface
2 USB Headers to Support Optional 3 USB Ports