When you say old jumper cable in master,do you mean the jumper that came with the computer or the one i should add which would be a typical old jumper,and iff so do i need to link both drives together or can i go second drive slave then straight to computer without linking,or would it have to go drive 1 (m) drive 2 (s) then computer?
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Re: installing a second dvd drive
1. In your ID cable there are three connectors first one go’s
to mainboard that is blue other two connectors black can go ether any one of
2. Jumper ether one should be in master and other should be
3. if your ID which connector mainboard to drive is only
with two ends than you need to buy one ID Cable with 3 connectors in it.
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If these drives are IDE deives then check the jumper settings on these drives. The jumper setting for master (MA) and Slave (SL) If one of these drives is on the same data cable as the hard drive the the jumper setting for this drive MUST be set to Slave (SL) because the hard drive will be jumpered as Master (MA). If both of the drives are on the same data cable and the data cable is plugged into the second IDE controller then one of the drives MUST be jumpered as Master drive and the other as Slave drive.
when it said "dvd-ROM" .. that means it can only read DVDs (ROM read only memory) .. it cant write DVD... it can only write CDs ... if you want to write to DVDs then you will need to replace the drive ... what you want is a CD/DVD writer ... around here refurbished ones are not very expensive and work great .. you will have a choice of SATA or PATA .. if you have an older computer then its likely PATA .. PATA drives have a wide flat cable connecting them to the computer .. SATA cables are small like lamp cord ... if you get a new drive as a replacement then put the drive select jumper in the same selection as the old one (master, slave or CS) .. another option is you can just add the new drive if you have room .. that way you will have two drives .. you can copy from one to the other .. in that case, if both drives are on the same cable then one must be jumpered as a master the other as a slave ..
if These Are IDE devices, ensure That The Jumpers Are Set To Slave And Master. If The Device still Is Not Recognised, Try Putting It On The Secondary IDE Channel, with A seperate Cable. Or Add it to The Hard-Drived Cable. If The Hard-Disk Is Jumper-Set as Slave, Move Jumper-Pin ( Small Plastic Block ) on the rear Of The Drive To Master.
Ok some where on the DVD drive ther is a diagram of those 6 pins and the jumper. Or if you look on the bottom and the top of the drive you may see 3 abbreviations as follow MA, SL, CS. Place the jumper verticle on the pins that are directly above or below CS. That refers to those pins for the jumper to be on for the drive to be set to Cable Select mode. Cable Select means whatever part of the cable the drive is on it will automatically set the drive to Master or Slave.
Well, the CD ribon cable goes into the IDE 2 slot on the Mainboard and the furthest connector on the other end is the master, the second one closest to the board is the Slave connector. The CD drive has a jumper on the back between where the ribbon and the power connector go, on the case some where it should have a diagram showing the jumper setting to put it in as master or slave. Set it accordingly.
Same with Hard drives.
If the Hard drive has a diferent Cable like a SATA, then be sure to get a SATA as the new one.
Now the IDE cables may be bad check them for damage just to be on the safe side.
Hi emceedrive, I gather you are using ATA/PATA IDE hard disk drives? Each hard disk drive has a large white sticker on it. Listed there are pin settings to set the IDE to Master or slave & Master with a slave. (We want to leave you're drive with windows on it alone). Not changing its jumper or not adding a jumper for now. We are not hooking up you're second drive just yet either. Oh, please you're not an idiot either. Unplug the power cable from the PC & open you're case. Please open you're ASUS P4P800 SE manual to section 2.2.3 Motherboard layout. We want to connect the data cable to SEC_IDE1 first because once PRI_IDE1 is connected you will not be able to connect SEC_IDE1's data cable up to the DVD drive bay. So grab a data cable for you DVD drive. It may have three connectors on it. Plug the connector that is the furthest from the other 2 connectors on the cable into the motherboard slot named SEC_IDE2. The data cable only goes in one way. Run the remainder of the cable up to the DVD player but do not connect it to the player yet. It is ok to fold the data cable which will help in routing it upwards to the DVD bay. Than connect the data cable to you're primary master IDE drive. (The one with windows already installed on it). The data cable should look just like the DVD data cable. Again you want to connect the furthest connector on the data cable into the MB slot named PRI_IDE1. For now it’s best not to install the drive into the drive bay. Stand it up next to your case or lay it down flat with a sheet of paper under it. Connect the power cable to the drive. Plug in the PC's power cord & power up the PC & start pressing the delete key every two seconds until the bios main menu loads. You should see the Primary Hard disk drive listed at the main menu. Now go to the title Boot in the bios. Open boot order. The boot order of the devices should be as follows. Boot device 1. (Floppy Disk Drive) Boot device 2. (DVD Disk Drive) [None shown it’s not connected to the system]. Boot device 3. (Model number of your Primary IDE Master HDD). Once this is set, save the bios & exit. The system should auto restart & windows should load. Let windows finish loading. Than shut down windows normally. Unplug the PC's power cord. Since you had to remove a DVD drive you'll need to set the remaining DVD player's jumper on the drive to a Master & connect the data cable & power cord to it. (You may have to remove the DVD to see where the Master pins are located. It will be marked on the DVD player near the pins). Now take you're new drive, do not insert it into the drive bay. Look at you're Master drive's white label. Set the jumper on the master drive first. It should be set as a Master drive with a slave. Connect a jumper for this. Go to you're new drive. Again look at its white label. Set this drive's jumper as a Slave drive. The Master drive should be connected to the end of the data cable. The new slave drive should be connected to the next in line connector. Once all data cables & power cables are connected plug in the PC's power cord & boot the system, again pressing the delete key every two seconds until the boot main menu loads. Now you should see the Primary IDE Master drive & you're new Primary IDE Slave drive listed. You should also see the DVD as the Secondary IDE Master. Go to the title "Boot" again. Set the boot order as mentioned above. Save & exit the bios. Windows should load as it did before. Once windows has finished loading open windows Explorer & see if you're new slave drive is listed. Shut down the system & unplug the power cord. Unplug the slave drive & mount it into its drive bay. Take a black marker & mark the side of the drive as slave. Disconnect the Master drive & connect it into its drive bay. Reconnect the data cables & power cables. Check all connectors before closing the case up. Re-connect the PC's power cord & boot the system. Everything should be fine. If you have a problem getting the data cable connected to the slave drive because its closer to the DVD drive as opposed to the Primary IDE Master drive you can make the slave drive a Secondary IDE Master (Change its jumper setting according to the drive’s label for Master with a slave) & connect the DVD player as a Secondary IDE Slave. (Change its jumper to slave). Change the Primary IDE Master drive’s jumper as a Master with no slave, single drive. That all.
Good luck emceedrive! Take your time. Any troubles please post here. You should be fine though. Mike
If you only got one drive in the computer then set the dvd drive to master. Your DVD Drive should be set as master. When you install a second drive you can use the second drive as a slave. But always make your main drive master.
there are jumpers on the rear of the unit and changing the position of the jumoer forces the computer to either a master or slave as it boots...on the rear panel it says cbl,sl,ms....ms=master, sl=slave, cbl=cable select...i hope this helps... also after done the jumper thing make sure your ide controller is on for the units on that cable...good luck my email address is troublerst at hotmail if you need further assistance....