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"Cable Select" position

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Jakamoko, Nov 8, 2003.

  1. Jakamoko
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    Jakamoko On the move again ...

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    Hi All,

    This is just a casual question, borne out of curiosity (or, alternatively, Gav's Thicko Question of the Week)

    On any IDE device (HDD or CD), what exactly is the Cable Select position for ? I've either passed over it in the A+ book, or read it then forgotten.

    Just that convention seems to dictate that you jumper the drive either Master or Slave, and VIOLA, thats it :!: But I was checking out the jumpers on a HDD today, and started thinking :idea:

    <Note to self: Remember what happened the last time you tried that, Gav>
     
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  2. Cartman

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    Gav,

    Always idly wondered that myself when swapping out hard drives and bunging them in. So went exploring and found the answer!

    http://www.unixwiz.net/techtips/ide-cable-select.html

    Check that out.
     
  3. SimonV

    SimonV Petabyte Poster Administrator

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    I think your onto something Gav, you'd never be short of material.

    Couldnt resist that one.
    :funfun
     
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  4. Jakamoko
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    Jakamoko On the move again ...

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    Thanks, Cartman - great link to answer my query :thumbleft

    Oops, talking of queer, I see Fat-face Baby-boy's got his gums rattling again - must get on to his Mum to remind her to make him his bottle first, before letting him out :dunce

    :roll:
     
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