Originally posted by Noxious
Nope, I haven't moved on.
OK, here's a quick crash course. On a ATX motherboard, you will see two IDE channels marked IDE 1 and IDE 2. Each
of those channels can have upto 2 devices each. They can be hard drives, cd-rom drives, cd-rw drives, tape drives, zip drives, etc... i think you get the picture. All of these devices will have a jumper setting on the back that tell you how to set it as either "Master; Slave, or CS". I'll get to the CS part later.
On a standard Ultra ATA 133 cable, (80 conductor/40 pin) you'll see 3 connectors blue, grey and black. They are color coded for Motherboard, Slave and Master accordingly. If you have a Ultra ata 100 cable, you will not see this color code scheme. Regardless, they operate the same.
Before you connect the HDD into the Slave (grey) connector, you must set the jumper as someone else told you earlier. Look on the back of the HDD and it will have a schematics drawing showing you how to set it as Slave device. If you use the CS (Cable Select) you are in essense telling the PC to determine whether it is master or slave by virtue of the position of the device on the cable itself. i.e.
A) IDE 1->========2nd HDD (Slave) =====Original HDD (Master)
B) IDE 1->========2nd HDD (CS) =====Original HDD (CS)
In case A) you are explicitly telling your BIOS which device is master/slave by setting the jumpers accordingly.
In case B), the PC knows that the original HDD is the Master drive because it is positioned at the end (black connector). Note that this will only work if you use a consistent method on all your devices. In another words, you cannot use CS in combination with Master or Slave jumper settings together. I usually do NOT recommend using the CS setting.
Once you have your 2nd HDD properly jumpered and connected, you can retrieve the data that's already on it. Just boot up to Windows and it should recognize the 2nd HDD. If it does not, come back and post.
Hope this helps.
P.S. Note that if you are using a Win9.x system, it will not recognize that new HDD, if it happens to be formatted with NTFS.
EDIT: Crap... i got my case a) and b) turned around. It should make sense now w/ my correction.