Here are the specifications for my computer:
Mobo: DFI LANPARTY UT nF4 Ultra-D
Processor: AMD 3500+ Venice core
Hard Disk: Western Digital Enhanced 40GB IDE
Optical Drive: LG Multiformat
OS: Windows XP Professional
GPU: MSI Geforce 256mb 6600
RAM: DDR 266@ 1GB
i basically have already set up this computer. However i used a Seagate SATA 200GB harddrive. Now i want to install this WD second disk but im not sure how to go about it. So far i have tried disconnecting the working Seagate and just connecting the WD. However i get the error 'Media Test Failure' 'Please check cable'. All cables are connected. The IDE is in IDE 2 slot on my MOBO. However i have tried both slots. Below is some information about the ancient WD Drive i have.
WD Caviar 40 GB EIDE Hard Drive
Formatted Capacity: 40 GB
Interface: EIDE 100 MB/s
Transfer Rate (Buffer To Host): 400 Mbits/s (Max)
Rotational Speed: 7,200 RPM (nominal)
Buffer Size: 2 MB
Form Factor: 3.5 Inch
For all the info you could ever want about this drive check out this web page .
I would appreciate any help given on how to install and configure the second drive. The hard drive light does flicker so i know there is something going on.
Thanks for reading this thread.