HD jumper issue (Maxtor master & Conner slave)

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Daniel, Mar 21, 2005.

  1. Daniel

    Daniel Guest

    I'm having problems jumpering 2 drives as master & slave. The master is a
    Maxtor 13GB (forgot model # exactly, but info on it was here at
    http://www.maxtor.com/portal/site/Maxtor/menuitem.5d2b41d3cef51dfe29dd10a191
    346068/?channelpath=/en_us/Support/Product%20Support/ATA%20Hard%20Drives/Des
    ktop/DiamondMax%2020%20VL%20Ultra%20ATA%2066 though the manual does appear
    to help on that one, it appears to be the Conner that is the issue). The
    Conner drive is "CFA1275A", with support info found here
    http://www.computerhope.com/hdd/hdd0002.htm though it didn't appear to help
    very well.

    I jumper the drive & the Maxtor recognizes itself as being there (though it
    was set to what appeared to be cable select when was a stand alone, but
    doesn't appear to work if stand alone & set as master?). The Conner didn't
    like the Maxtor one bit no matter how it was set & wouldn't detect in BIOS
    (an old P3 450MHz system) properly (give boot up error saying couldn't find
    drive) but then showed in the list (showed as the primary or as secondary
    when the Maxtor was hooked up as primary).

    Either way even though BIOS complains, Windows (XP, on the main drive) sees
    it, & the old OS (both used systems, old one was Win95 where this drive came
    from) boots just normal if the drive is the only one there. So BIOS
    complains that it can't see them, autodetect shows them (sometimes doesn't
    show the Conner as slaved to the Maxtor at all) but Windows ALWAYS sees them
    (& even enough for the Conner to boot on it's own, it was a stand alone
    drive in the other system).
     
    Daniel, Mar 21, 2005
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