Mobo only one ide connection socket for HDD & CD-Rom
I have just renewed my Motherboard to a Gigabyte s-series and find it only has one ide cable socket whereas my old motherboard had 2 sockets one for my hard disk and one for the CD-Rom.
Is there any way I can connect both items to the one socket.
Appreciate any help with this problem
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Re: mobo only one ide connection socket for HDD & CD-Rom
Yes you can add both your HDD and CD-ROM Drive with the same IDE, get a IDE data interface cable (BUS) atleast three connection point. Add 1 to mobo, second to HDD and top 1 one to CD-ROM drive. Just connect and dun wrry m sure it will work....so............:))
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if it is damaged, then it will need to be replaced. You will have to determine whether or not it is an IDE or a SATA cable; although if you REALLY have it connected to a CD-ROM, then it is an IDE cable.
If you have local PC repair shops in your city, give them a call. They will have perfectly good 'used' ones they likely will be glad to give away....I know I do ! lol
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First you should check your motherboard. If there is IDE connector (maybe there is connected your CD/DVD-ROM) and free position on the cable(maser or slave) you can attach your HDD (check the jumper position. Maybe there are on the label of your HDD). The other solution is to buy a SATA TO IDE cable.
If both the HDD and CDRom are on the same cable, try replacing the cable. Check the jumpers to make sure they are set correctly as well. If neither of these work, it's likely your IDE controller (that is where you plug the ribbon cable into your motherboard) is defective. You can try to move it to the other IDE controller to see if that works. If not, you may have to replace the motherboard.... assuming you know the HDD and CDRom drives are good. I hope this helps!
Buy another IDE cable(if you didnt get one with the drive) and keeping the rewriter on master plug it in the secondary IDE channel on the motherboard.
So the config should be like this: Primary IDE connector on the mobo (useually blue/black) connected to hdd set to master at the cable end Secondary IDE connector on the mobo connected with a seperate cable (80 pin cable for high speed preferrably) to the rewritable set to master at cable end
Hi, please check the power connector to the drive. if it is ok, restart the pc, enter BIOS setup, check whether the drive is detected or not in the drive configuration. if not there, check the jumper settings once again. for the new motherboards with one IDE and SATA interfaces, jumper settings are important. once i had the same problem.
I remember that I have suggested you to use three point IDE cable. But I don't know what type of cable you have purchased.
Anyway here is picture of the IDE cable which i was suggested.
I think it will help you in better ways.
I have suggested to connect the point, but you can use any combination which is comfirtable for you.
the boot device setup in the bios, if you set atapi-cd rom as first boot device. then hdd second. and fdd last.
it appears that you have a faulty connection from the IDE ( 40-80 wire cable ) that runs from the motherboard Primary/secondary slot. check the cable goes from motherboard to hard-drive and is connected firmly, also check the jumper blocks ( small white plastic block ) is set to master or slave on both devices ( cd-hard-drive ) if both on same cable set hard-drive to slave and CD rom to master. if they are both set as master or slave, they will conflict with each other.
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I'm sorry, but I couldn't wade through this bunch responses, so I'm going to give you my own.
You have 2 sata drives installed, already, so you cannot add an additional one w/o a bunch of wonky adapters, so use the IDE channel. You say you have an IDE rom drive. Well, there's a reason there are 3 connections on an IDE cable. One side goes into the motherboard, the other 2 into your drives. The motherboard side is the one furthest away from the center connector. I assume you have the primary connector connected to your rom drive. the 2ndary one would be on your hdd. Why people asked you why you're doing this is beyond me. It works, you'll have an extra drive, your preference. Whatever.
Let me know if you have any more inquiries.
To answer your questions from your original post directly, the other 'ide' channel is specifically for a floppy disk You CANNOT connect an IDE cable to it. And yes, you can connect an hdd to the slave port on the ide cable.