Discussion in 'QnA (read only)' started by sid_b6505, Aug 9, 2004.
Can any body help me in installing two optical CD drives. How can I connect two at a time?[/b]
U can install both on the same IDE Channel, one as master & other as slave, just make sure the jumpas on the Drives are connected rite, better if U call the service guy & let him do it, just tell him that instll both on the same channel it is recomended to let the HDD on it's own independent channel
First give a full data cable for the two data cable for the 2 optical drives.
Now connect the optical drive on the topmost pin on cable.This is the P Master nd the 2nd is Primary Slave.The jumper positions are marked in the back of the optical drive nd connect it according to Ur choice.The one which U like to make the master is plugged in the upper port of the cable nd the jumper is set to the cotrresponding position.Similarly the slave also.
Primary Master - Hard Disk [mandatory]
Primary Slave - Hard Disk OR Optical Drive
Secondary Master - Optical drive (optical drvie one)
Secondary Slave - Optical Drive (optical drive two)
When i installed two optical drives, i dint bother to change the jumpers, and it worked fine.
in addition , make sure ur using 80 conductor cable for HDD and 40 conductor cable for optical drives is ur using doc's drive settings above . For 80 conductor cable , make sure blue end is fixed to the m/b , grey in middle is blank or optical drive and black end is to the HDD
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