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post #11 of 16
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No, I mean that my computer does not detect ANY hard drives when I plug both into a single IDE cable... but I can use the HDD when I plug a DVD-ROM in...
post #12 of 16
This is because you need to set the correct priorities on the second HDD.

When attaching two devices to a single IDE cable you need to designate one device as ''Master'' and the other as ''Slave''.

You will need to look at the back of your larger HDD and move the little jumper on the back to the slave position which should be illustrated on the top of the HDD.
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Originally Posted by ENTERPRISE View Post
This is because you need to set the correct priorities on the second HDD.

When attaching two devices to a single IDE cable you need to designate one device as ''Master'' and the other as ''Slave''.

You will need to look at the back of your larger HDD and move the little jumper on the back to the slave position which should be illustrated on the top of the HDD.
Thanks, but I am not stupid. My OS drive is set to Master, and my other drive is set to Slave...
post #14 of 16
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Originally Posted by guyladouche View Post
Don't use Ghost--it doesn't always properly clone windows installations (in my experience). Generally, if you buy a good-quality HD, the software that comes with it has whatever you'll need. For example, Seagates come with disktools, which, after you install, will prompt you for what you want to use the drive as, and set it up accordingly (even for cloning your drive).

Regarding your IDE issue--you should have a primary and slave port on a single IDE channel--you might need to disconnect an ATA optical drive to install the new hard drive, which is going to be an issue since you'll need to have the optical drive for setting up your new hard drive...
Personally, I use Ghost 2003 which clones from DOS... Works just great for me.

(and yes, I realize that they don't sell this version anymore...)

I also use Acronis True Image, which should also work.
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I just cloned a new drive on the same MB. Not all the programs worked properly.
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What method did you use?
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