CD set to Master / Slave

  Ex plorer 16:32 03 Nov 05

Hi the HD FD and CD are all connected to independent slots on the MOBO.
IDE 1 and 2 are taken up with HD and FD.
The CD slot dosent have a name should I set the jumpers to Master or Slave on CD.
I have tried both but I cant get the CD to read. It spins OK.


  Eric10 16:38 03 Nov 05

Your Hard drive should be connected to IDE1 and your CD to IDE2. Both of these connectors have 40 pins. The floppy drive connects to the smaller connector which has 36 pins. Since your Hard drive and CD are the only devices on each of IDE1 and IDE2 then they should both be set to Master. If your IDE ribbon cables have more than 1 connector then a master device connects to the one at the end of the cable.

  PaulB2005 16:39 03 Nov 05

If you are connecting it to the same cable as another device one should be Master and the other Slave.

FD = Floppy Disk - doesn't plug into an IDE port but has its own called Floppy.

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