|1st Mar 2012, 02:34 AM||#11 (permalink)|
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The jumper setting on IDE drives is important. When you set to Master, you must attach the drive to the Master connector, and vice versa if you set Slave. If you are not sure how to attach the cables, just use Cable Select.
Unless you must absolutely install the drive internally, I would recommend getting an external enclosure to solve your problem. A USB 2.0 enclosure would offer adequate performance and you can turn it off without affecting your computer.
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|1st Mar 2012, 04:30 PM||#12 (permalink)|
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Thanks again Adrian. I've now tried every possible permutation of converter/jumper/port settings with absolutely no success, even plugging into a proven 'live' port (the onboard dvd drive) failed. The reason for wanting to install the hdd onboard is in order that it be permanently available for online backup (Carbonite) and to keep a neat installation; it now looks like I will have to invest in a SATA hdd after all (I hate throwing away perfectly good stuff - so much for my re-cycling effort)