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#1 tsquared56


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Posted 28 January 2010 - 06:54 PM


That's the picture of my mobo. I have a CD/DVD Rewritable drive that I scavenged off of my last machine, and figured since I have the extra bay in my current one, why not throw this one in there as well?

Well, when I took it out of the old machine I realized there are no sata data plugs here; it was connected by a ribbon for data, which I don't have in the new machine (I scavenged the ribbon too, though). Is the black port directly above the main power port compatible with a ribbon? I notice it's labeled "floppy" in the schematic, and I've always associated "floppy" and "ribbon".


edit - additionally, the jumper on the back for CS/SL/MA? I'm guessing SL and MA are slave and master. It's currently set as CS, whatever that is. Do I need to have one as a slave and one as a master, or should I leave the new (2nd) one as CS?

Edited by tsquared56, 28 January 2010 - 06:56 PM.

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 07:38 PM

That drive is IDE and you don't have that port on your board. It will not work. Oh and by the way CS stands for Cable Select.
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Posted 28 January 2010 - 10:18 PM

To tsquared56:

You said:
I notice it's labeled "floppy" in the schematic, and I've always associated "floppy" and "ribbon"

My answer to you is:
The "Floppy" port is for old 1.44 mb drives that used disks that came in a flat disk packaging with a sliding door. Floppy disks are no longer used since cdroms and dvds are now formatted as bootable disks.

Edited by MrBruce1959, 28 January 2010 - 10:22 PM.

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 10:49 PM

You can get an IDE controller card if you don't have anything in that PCI slot
They make them for the PCI-E also, but more money
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