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Old 06-10-2006, 08:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have an Asus K8V SE Deluxe Motherboard with a Seagate ST3200822A 200GB ATA and a Maxtor 6Y080L0 80GB ATA hard drive, and I removed them both to put into another system to pop some large files off, and now when I put both drives on the Primary IDE connector, the Seagate is detected (Master) and the Maxtor is not seen, but if you remove the Seagate, the maxtor is detected fine!

I cannot understand why its doing this, as I have tried them BOTH in a different computer and both work happily alongside eachother, which indicates they both work, and theres a fault with my IDE controller, but the same happens on the secondary IDE port, although if on different connectors they work! I am now stumped as what to do! Any help would be appreciated

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that sounds just like a jumper issue...make sure that the seagate is set to master, and the maxtor is set to slave...
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Old 06-10-2006, 08:46 AM   #3 (permalink)
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No, I have checked the jumpers there is no jumper on the maxtor (indicating DS Slave) there is a jumper on the seagate closest to the IDE cable which should indicate master, but i will try a different jumper

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No, the new jumper doesnt work... and I tried on a different computer, where they both worked! I'm now completely stumped!!

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hmmmm..... are you sure both drives have power? try running one off each powersupply, maybe you have some dodgy molex's or something.
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Right, well I have the maxtor on the secondary controller and the seagate on the first, so I am going to transfer all the data off to the seagate and see whether I can get them both working.

I am also going to try and get an external Hard drive to backup onto!

Thanks for all your help any more suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

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Right update, the cables I tried were BOTH knackered, try it on the cable that my mums computer works off, works fine! So popping up to PC World, to get a nice rounded cable

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ah, knicked IDE cable...does it every time glad u solved it
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seems strange that the IDE that worked before suddenly gave up the ghost... but i suppose that is how it goes. all this unplugging of it. did you pull it out by the wires, or some form of handle thingy?
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Hmm, I dont think I pulled any wires out of the connectors, but it was probably me and you, josh trying to sort out the wire management , but I now have a rounded IDE cable which is even better, plus my dad said he would pay for it (Belkin so its a COMPLETE RIP OFF) so im happy!
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