Monday, April 30, 2012
PROCEDURE FOR CONNECTING TWO HARD DISK DRIVES TO TWO INDIVIDUAL IDE DATA CABLES
Usually the old motherboard has two IDE slots. You can connect one IDE slot to hard disk drive and the other IDE slot to IDE CD-ROM or Combo Drive OR DVD Drive
Now connect one end of the first IDE data cable to hard disk drive ( MASTER or first hard disk drive ) and the other end to first IDE port of the motherboard. Similarly connect second IDE data cable to the hard disk drive ( SLAVE or second hard disk drive )and the other end to the second free IDE slot on the motherboard as shown below.
(1) Jumper pin settings vary depending on the brand of the hard disk manufacturer.
(2) Most of the recent motherboards will have only one or will not have IDE slot. Instead will have only SATA port.
Posted by Anil Kumar G.N at Monday, April 30, 2012