Adding a hard drive...
Posted 21 July 2005 - 05:25 PM
Posted 21 July 2005 - 05:44 PM
Hate to ask but its a need to know thing
Posted 21 July 2005 - 06:49 PM
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Posted 25 July 2005 - 02:55 PM
Posted 25 July 2005 - 05:06 PM
Posted 25 July 2005 - 05:29 PM
Also the part that I switched to slave mode doesn't have anything to plug into it.
Posted 03 August 2005 - 06:07 PM
The hard drive (HD) has two connecting wires - the power wires (3 or 4 kinda together) and the information wires (ribbon wires/cable). In the case everything is usually REALLY cramped! From the HD the ribbon wire should have a connector at the end and in the middle. Sometimes they might not, in which case you'll need to buy a new one with the two connectors.
The slave to master mode - usually there is a diagram on the HD that shows how to move the jumpers to make it slave or master. They are TINY little plugs - I also found that image online somewhere - that make that designation.
I'm just adding a little information. RESEARCH your HD manufactorers site, Google your HD brand name - there is a TON of information out there. I don't know of many that will "hold your hand" through the process. Learning a little before you get to a site like this will help A LOT! In my humble opinion.
The question is - do you want to spend that much time trying to learn and figure this out yourself? If not, well - if you don't have a knowledgable friend you might just have to pay the Geek Squad or someone else.
I just wanted to throw this at you. I hope it helps at least a little.
Posted 03 August 2005 - 06:27 PM
I've looked around a little, which is how I found out how to get it into salve mode that isn't said on the HD itself. But I didn't look for any thing else so i'll try that first. Do you remember any of the sites you mentioned?
EDIT: Ok this is the site where I found out how to set it to slave mode. What should I ook under here?
Edited by asdf543, 03 August 2005 - 06:34 PM.
Posted 03 August 2005 - 06:42 PM
That much I understand. I just don't understand why my old HD takes over and I can't see the Master!!
Just sign me - still learning!
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