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Hi Rich JI'm not sure if what you're trying to do will work because if your connecting 2 drives to 1 IDE cable how would it know which one is Master and which one is Slave if one of the drives is SATA, I'm certainly no expert in this sort of thing and I'm really just guessing so don't take what I'm saying as read but maybe changing the jumper settings on the optical drive may work Good luckGraeme
Connecting the SATA to the primary drive will boot the system but connecting the slave and the optical via the ribbon means they are not 'seen'.
Ok I think I've misunderstood your post but I think understand a little better now if you motherboard has both IDE and SATA channels then it should be possible to have both, I have a mixture of IDE and SATA drives on my NAS and it works fine but I'm not using any converters.Quote Connecting the SATA to the primary drive will boot the system but connecting the slave and the optical via the ribbon means they are not 'seen'.On that configuration have you made sure the jumper settings are properly set for slave and master ?
Yeah jumpers for master/slave/cable select can be a bit tricky on IDE .. they don't always behave the way they should, but there's usually a configuration that works .. just a case of finding it Yeah!! And I tried 'em all.......!!Didn't the SATA <--> IDE adapter have some kind of switch for setting master/slave ? .. if not, I'd expect it was set to cable select.
Did I miss something ? .. who said anything about connecting two drives to a single SATA socket ?(and just in case I did .. that can't be done)
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