Originally Posted by Muffin Man
are the two ide hdd's (slaves) from different manufacturers, or different models?
Funnily enough, they're both Maxtor but they are of rather different generations. The SATA is a completely different animal to the IDE version.
Good news is, I have the 40gb Maxtor online now. I've even installed Win-XP and tried it as a back-up boot drive. It's rubbish at handling XP, obviously, because it's so small and slow. But at least now I've got the hang of managing them through the BIOS settings.
I can have them both jumpered as 'master' but then I can now control their order in boot sequence through the BIOS.