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I'm upgrading my mom's computer, and since I build my first computer during the era of SATA 2, I have absolutely no knowledge on using IDE devices.
The motherboard I am using (Gigabyte GA-EP45T-UD3LR) only has one IDE slot, and from what I am reading, that means I can run a maximum of 2 devices. My two devices are a 160gb IDE hdd and a standard IDE dvd drive. The cable would fit perfectly if I plug the center IDE part into the HDD and the end IDE part into the DVD drive; but from what I'm reading, this cannot be done since the end of the cable is master and the center is slave? But I need to have the HDD as a master, but if I turn the cable around there will be fitment issues.
I'm also not really understand the jumpers thing, this OEM WD hard drive has no diagrams.

halp!
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I'm upgrading my mom's computer, and since I build my first computer during the era of SATA 2, I have absolutely no knowledge on using IDE devices.
The motherboard I am using (Gigabyte GA-EP45T-UD3LR) only has one IDE slot, and from what I am reading, that means I can run a maximum of 2 devices. My two devices are a 160gb IDE hdd and a standard IDE dvd drive. The cable would fit perfectly if I plug the center IDE part into the HDD and the end IDE part into the DVD drive; but from what I'm reading, this cannot be done since the end of the cable is master and the center is slave? But I need to have the HDD as a master, but if I turn the cable around there will be fitment issues.
I'm also not really understand the jumpers thing, this OEM WD hard drive has no diagrams.
halp!

 

I looked it up and found a PDF that has this image in it:

 

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smile.gif

 

I was worried at first because your hard drive doesn't have a diagram, but fortunately WD is cool enough to still have this information available on the internet.

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Some problems.



I want to have the IDE HDD as a boot OS drive.
I want to have the 2.5" SATA laptop harddrive as a backup drive.

The system is booting from the laptop harddrive, and the BIOS+windows doesn't detect the IDE HDD.
halp! what did I do wrong??
Edited by Buska103 - 8/15/12 at 4:04pm
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It sounds to me like the controller is disabled in the BIOS.  Try this:

 

  1. Go into the "Integrated Peripherals" area of the BIOS
  2. Set "Onboard IDE Controller" to "Enabled"
  3. Save and Exit (I'm not sure if this is necessary, but it might be)
  4. Go right back into the BIOS
  5. Go into the "Standard CMOS Features" area
  6. Set the IDE Channels to auto-detect the drives (select None for the channels that end up not detecting anything)
  7. Go back to the main menu
  8. Go into "Advanced BIOS Features'
  9. Go into "Hard Disk Boot Priority" and move the Western Digital hard drive to the top
  10. Save and Exit

 

 

If this doesn't work, then I don't know what else to do (at least not yet).

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post #5 of 5
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Originally Posted by Buska103 View Post

I'm upgrading my mom's computer, and since I build my first computer during the era of SATA 2, I have absolutely no knowledge on using IDE devices.
The motherboard I am using (Gigabyte GA-EP45T-UD3LR) only has one IDE slot, and from what I am reading, that means I can run a maximum of 2 devices. My two devices are a 160gb IDE hdd and a standard IDE dvd drive. The cable would fit perfectly if I plug the center IDE part into the HDD and the end IDE part into the DVD drive; but from what I'm reading, this cannot be done since the end of the cable is master and the center is slave? But I need to have the HDD as a master, but if I turn the cable around there will be fitment issues.
I'm also not really understand the jumpers thing, this OEM WD hard drive has no diagrams.
halp!

the jumper thing is the one who decides if the HDD is master, or slave, not the IDE cable.
it does NOT matter if you plug your BOOT DRIVE to the END CONNECTOR or the MIDDLE CONNECTOR.

to set your BOOT DRIVE as a MASTER, just set the jumper to the master position
to set your ODD as a SLAVE, just set the jumper to the slave position

there should be an indicator at the back of the HDD and ODD about jumper settings.
Edited by ghostrider85 - 8/16/12 at 2:29am
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