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#1 newbie in hawaii

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Posted 05 April 2007 - 11:51 AM

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Newbie with new build here:
Plan to run 2 drives on this system, MOBO is a Gigabyte GAM-59SLI-S5.
Floppy is a Mitsumi FA404M , DVD is a HP dvd940i.
Someone gave me this floppy drive, it is brand new, but without any tech. info. Mitsumi site, for some reason does not offer support on how to interface this unit.
It has 4 connectors; IDE, power, USB 2.0 and an unidentified 4 pin male connector just above the IDE slot.
My questions are:

Which connectors do I hookup for the floppy? I already know that I need to connect the IDE and power cables, what does the USB do in this case? Will it negate any other connectors? What is the 4 pin connector for? I remember reading somewhere, not sure where, to setup the bios 1st. then hookup the floppy...anyone concur?

DVD writer has a setting for cable select, master, and slave, this will be the primary drive. Should I set it to cable select or master? I am wondering if the MOBO bios has a cable select feature and will recognize as the DVD as primary. I have not gotten far enough in the build to even run the bios yet....lol.

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Posted 05 April 2007 - 06:24 PM

OK, you have a floppy/usb card reader combo. Although it's similar to an IDE plug it's a few pins shorter and has it's own connection on the motherboard. You plug a USB connection into it for the card reader to work. Set your optical device to master and plug it into IDE2 on the motherboard. IDE1 will be for your hard drive(s)
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Posted 07 April 2007 - 06:43 AM

I think the 4 pin connector is the power connector to the Power Supply.
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