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hdd help needed!!!

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  1. trevor1

    trevor1 Thread Starter

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    ok i have this older ibm 4.3gb hdd just laying around, it is a model dhea-34330 e182115

    8400cyl 16 heads 63sec/T
    it has none of the cords and cables, i kinda thew them away....
    im pretty sure it has Win Me on it but i dont care about keeping it on it?
    is this in anyway useable to put in my pc, and have the winxp hdd
    and this 4.3 gb (Hopefully) linux hdd in the same machine?
     
  2. kramnnim

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    Stick it in, it's worth a try...just be sure to get rid of WinME, ;)
     
  3. trevor1

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    well..how do i do it? i have no cables to connect it to my pc where could i find them?
    and i want to have my current hdd in with it so how do i set up duel hdd's
    any programs or anything
     
  4. Jtoast

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    Open up your computer. If you are lucky, the cable going to your first harddrive has 2 connectors. if that is the case, then make sure your current harddrive jumpers are set to master, set the second ones jumpers to slave, bolt it in, connect the drive to the second connector and plug in power.


    when you boot the bios should autodetect the drive and so will windows. you can then just format the drive as you would a floppy (right click on it in my computer and select format).

    if you do not have a second connector on your current harddrive cable, just go into any computer store and ask for an IDE cable with 2 connectors. It will run you $6-7 tops.

    then just swap the new cable and connect the drives to it.

    If you get lost, go here and see the step-by-step.

    http://www.basichardware.com/HowTo_Install_Hard_Drive.html
     
  5. trevor1

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    ok i mounted the hard drive and started my pc got my good one set to master, but for slave it said none? and it wont continue booting with the two hdd drives connected
    what can i do now?
     
  6. JohnWill

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    What does it detect if you only connect the unrecognized disk?
     
  7. trevor1

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    ok so
    Ibm= small drive i want to be slave
    maxtor=big drive i want to be master

    no matter which one i put in the master slot it recognizez it exept the ibm is reconized but the startup wont continue to boot to that hdd and it never shows primary slave
     
  8. JohnWill

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    It sounds like the jumpering on at least one of them isn't properly set, can you specify the model of each drive, and what jumpers you are setting to specify master and slave?
     
  9. trevor1

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    How? :rolleyes: I was thinking you'd type the model of the drives and the jumper setting in the little window I'm typing in here to post a reply. :D
     
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