IDE Master/Slave


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Bob

I'm building a new computer and have a question about what device
to set up as master.
AMD64 4200, Asus A8N-E.

On the primary IDE strip cable I plan to put the HD and mark it as
'master'
On the secondary IDE strip I'm putting a Lite-On combo drive CD
r/w+DVD-r and a 3" floppy.

I think I make the Lite-ON as 'master' and the floppy as slave.
Correct?

Thanks, in advance
Bob
 
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JAD

Bob said:
I'm building a new computer and have a question about what device
to set up as master.
AMD64 4200, Asus A8N-E.

On the primary IDE strip cable I plan to put the HD and mark it as
'master'
On the secondary IDE strip I'm putting a Lite-On combo drive CD
r/w+DVD-r and a 3" floppy.
is this a trick? 3.5'' regular floppy? doesn't go on the IDE ribbon. A ZIP
drive could but not a standard floppy. That goes one separate ribbon from
the floppy controller.
 
A

aaron.axvig

So both the harddrive and the optical drive will be masters on their
own cable.
 
B

Bob

I didn't know that. So both HD and the CD r/w dvd-r are marked as
master? They are on different cables.?
 
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J

JAD

Bob said:
I didn't know that. So both HD and the CD r/w dvd-r are marked as
master? They are on different cables.?
Primary IDE master = Harddrive / 80 conductor ribbon cable / jumper set to
master (WD drive jumper = lone drive)

slave (nothing)

Secondary IDE master = optical on either a 40 or 80 conductor ribbon /
jumper set to master

slave(nothing)

Floppy controller A B floppy on floppy drive ribbon
 
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BigJim

you can run them on the same cable but most put them on separate ide ports.
when installing read the instructions that come with them, there are jumpers
on the back of each drive. This is where you set them to master, slave or
cable select. Set them both to master. The floppy has no jumper but the
cable will have three data connectors. One end to the motherboard and the
other end to the floppy drive. Don't use the one in the middle. BTW the one
with the twist goes to the floppy drive.
 

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