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(Solved) - how to install two IDE DVD writer

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  • Started 3 years ago by PP3TNC
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PP3TNC
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i had two IDE DVD combo, i install both, PC can Boot and i saw an information for the IDE.

however, i didn't saw any writer icon in my computer, so what happen? therefore, neither of them can be used

how can I solve it?

Posted 3 years ago
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vistamike
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How are you connecting the 2 drives? To the blue IDE socket onboard (IDE2) Secondary?

Set jumpers on the new drive to master and the old drive set to slave

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PP3TNC
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in bios, i just see the IDE master had information, slave didn't

if i connect one of either, i can see icon of the writer in my computer, so i can use it.

when i reconnect both writer, the same issue happen again,

i didn't know what happen to me? i didn't think it's an issue of the IDE wire.....

it connect blue one in the MOBO like handbook said, and grey one and black one to the writer.

i didn't know what is master, as i just see a short description of the IDE interface, but whatever color connect the writer, it seem one writer always show in Bios, in IDE master, IDE slave was nothing

Posted 3 years ago
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PP3TNC
Posts: 212

this interface didn't require to set jumper

my MOBO handbook said there was no need jumper for IDE device, my case is DVD device of PC

Posted 3 years ago
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ispalten
Posts: 6259

What icon are you talking about? My DVD and I have 2, a Read Only and a Read/Write, both show as the SAME in COMPUTER?

Are you talking about a PROGRAM that writes the data maybe?

Did you have an icon for a 'writer' (please explain what this is/would be?) before?

Irv S.

Posted 3 years ago
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PP3TNC
Posts: 212

it solved, it did require set the jumper from back.

but there was three option, CA, SL, MA,

what is CA? is it cable auto.

so if i set both dvd combo on CA, will it work?

currently, i set one MA and SL, so it work now,

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Xhi
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Oddly enough CA is usually referred to as Cable Select. Using it would depend on whether or not your BIOS can use it.

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