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Old 01-08-02, 06:27 PM
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Seagate Barrcuda and Maxtor Hard drive problem!

Hi guys

i recently got the Seagate Barracuda ATA IV 80 GB 7200 RPM and have a maxtor 40 gig 5400 rpm hard drive already
now i am trying to get the seagate to be a master hard drive and the maxtor as the slave

the IDE detector thingy correctly identifies them both but the seagate will say
ST3810024! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! (instead of ST38100A)
but hte maxtor will come out ok
then when it gets to loading the OS it will say DISK DRIVE FAILURE enter disk and press ENTER (I was scared for a sec that all my data was gone!)

i tried the 2 jumper settings for the seagate hd (one is a master and the other one is a non ATA compatabile slave)
neither works

the strange thing is that sometimes (if i reset enough ) it will boot correctly with both hds
i dont understand!

WTF!

any ideas, help!

one more thing
think its something to do with the fact that I think the Maxtor is only a IDE/AT device

but the jumper setting with non ATA comptabile hd didnt work so I dont understand


i found on the seagate website a utility that slows down the ATA transfer speeds so its more comptabile with the BIOS of the mobo

im not sure if thats what im lookin for though
any ideas would be appreciated!!
thanks!
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I'm not exactly sure what's going on here, but I have a couple of suggestions.

If you are running a drive at ATA/66 or over you need the newer 80-wire/40-pin connector IDE cable. Or you have to slow down the channel. I think if you mix an ATA/33 with an ATA/66 you only get ATA/33 speed so you don't want to mix the devices on the same channel if you can avoid it.

A friend of mine was telling me he could only get some newer drives to work on his motherboard if he put them in cable select mode, not explicit master and slave. You might try that.
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would i put both drives in cable select mode?

or which ones

thnx for the response btw, i was getting lonely
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Originally posted by SpacemanSpiff
would i put both drives in cable select mode?
Yeah, put both of them in cable select.
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and how do i tell what speed my maxtor hd is

like ata wise
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Originally posted by SpacemanSpiff
and how do i tell what speed my maxtor hd is

like ata wise
Check it out on their site?
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The intermittent thing makes me think you should try swapping the cable. The oldest Maxtor 5400 RPM 40GB IDE drive that I'm aware of is the DiamondMax 40 which is at least ATA33, if not ATA66. So, theoretically, it should work find with the newer Seagate. Thereoretically.

If you're going to try cable select, keep in mind that the new 80 wire cables are color coded. The blue goes to the adapter/motherboard, the grey is for the slave device, and the black will be the master device.
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ok dudes
i hooked up the hds to cable select
it seems to be working now
it was being weird when i first hooked it up but seems to be going ok now

i love you guys!


ps will give updates if needed

thanks!
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after thought

I'm just curious, but what harddrive had the OS and the boot record? Because it sounds as if the Maxtor did. If this is the case and there is nothing on the Seagate, then you would probably want to go into the bios and point to the Maxtor to let the computer know that this drive has the boot record and what not. Just something else to consider. Glad it's working.
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seagate has xp on it
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ok guys
im bitter now
i was gone skiing all day and got home to check my email

i turn the comp and the same **** is happening again!!

goddamnit!

i resetted the comp a few times and now its working (typin this message with it)

im clueless now

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