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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by turbo24, May 6, 2007.

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  1. turbo24

    turbo24 Thread Starter

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    or at least i figure they are pretty easy.....

    I am used to using a HDD that is ATA/IDE (whatever) and have used the one cable to connect both HDD and DVD drive. I am going to change over to a SATA HDD, and was wondering a few things...

    1. Can i use the same cable i have been using (for the DVD drive) even though there will now be an end that is not connected to anything or do i need to get a single device cable instead?

    2. What do i set my jumpers for on the DVD drive now? leave alone or change them to be something else (i thinks its set to cable select now)

    3. For the SATA drive, what do i put jumpers set to?

    4. for SATA drive does it make any difference which of the four MOBO connection i use? do i need to use Number 1 or any? and why?

    Please respond to my simple but honest questions....
     
  2. norton850

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    1. Yes

    2. It depends. If the jumpers are on cable select now they can probably stay that way.

    3. No master/slave jumpers on SATAs. There are sometimes jumpers to limit drive size and to make SATA2 drives work with older SATA1 MBs. Don't mess with them unless you are having a problem. If so post here.

    4. What is your MB or system brand and model.
     
  3. turbo24

    turbo24 Thread Starter

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    1 thru 3 - thank you
    #4 - its an intel DG965RY mobo
     
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