Posted 06 September 2008 - 04:58 PM
Most IDE drives can be set as Master, Slave, or Cable Select - some manufacturers/models can be set with additional options.
Most computers have 2 IDE channels which can take 2 drives each - either one as Master and one as Slave, or both as Cable Select.
If the disk is set as Master, it should be at the end of the cable, the Slave should be at the middle of the cable - with Cable Select it doesn't matter (because it's position on the cable selects it).
So, if you want 2 drives set as Master, then you'll have to use both of the IDE channels - and put one Master drive on the end of one cable, and the other Master drive on the end of the other cable.
Before going through this tho', I'd strongly suggest that you obtain a hard drive diagnostic utility from the manufacturer of your hard drive. Then run the test on it to see if the disk itself is dead/dying.
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