Old HD quit, I'm not quiting on it. Still want to retrieve data.
1 - if I install (screw, brackets and all) new Seagate HD but want to put old Maxtor HD in middle connection of ribbon at a later date - do I leave new HD set to Master or Cable select. Note - Seagate settings refer to it as Master, Slave off.
2 - and most importantly, how do I know that my old HD is DEAD and I should absolutely give up trying to get the data - myself?
I tried with new HD to Master, old to Slave - it went through the Compaq logo then a blank screen with blinking cursor at upper left.
I tried new to Master, old to Cable Select - no Compaq, just blank, blink up left.
New to Cable Select, old to CS - Compaq logo then blank, blink up left.
While the cursor is blinking the old HD seems to have a repititious noise that lasts about 10 seconds long then there is a almost 10 second delay before it tries again.