Originally posted by ekÆsine
actually blueman i think i have heard of this problem before. to get them as a single/master drive by themselves on an IDE channel you have to use the single drive jumper setting by completely removing the jumpers.
Um not exactly. Actually for the last year or 2 they have been selling thier drives with a "cable sellect" setting on them. You can remove the jumper and most likely get it to work, however with most ATA 100/133 cables I would recommend keeping the jumper on the cable sellect for best results. Not all older WD drives have this setting and these you do need to remove the jumper, or turn it sideways.
ATA 100/133 cables have predefined positions on them for the drives. By plugging your drive into a certain part of the cable, when your drive is set for cable sellect, you are telling the computer that it is a "master" or "slave". ATA 33/66 cables are not predefined in this manner, therefor you might have better luck with the jumper off.