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Post by Alby on Thu 29 Mar 2012 - 7:24

Guys,
I've come across a 40G IDE HDD at work. It would suit my old bugger in the garage as a second drive... if it works. Now installing is fine but a couple of processes puzzle me. The little clip at the back (slave, master etc).
How do I have it and the primary HDD, and DVD burner set up? Can I disconnect the floppy disc drive without causing issues?
Ribbon Cable: Which way would I connect ...?
Setup: The BIOS etc. What do I do?
Formatting: Again providing this thing still works ... it will have data on it to be wiped. I only want it for storage not the OS.
I run XP O.S.
See... told you I'm a schmuck when it comes to this stuff.
Very frustrating. Sorry guys... I need help.
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Post by 4hams on Thu 29 Mar 2012 - 23:21

Hey Al, lets see if we can help ya out.

As for the floppy you can just leave it as it will not hurt anything.

Does the Motherboard have a second ide connector? I believe it should being that old. Are the old HD and the DVD burner connected to the same cable?

I need that info before I can guide you. If I am not here when ya log on check DPH and send me a PM there or hear or send me a email and I will guide ya through it tonight if ya want.

I should be around for the next 5-7 hours...

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Post by Alby on Fri 30 Mar 2012 - 0:03

i'm at work at present ... bugger !!
It'll have to wait Joel. Sorry mate.
As soon as I finish this arvo, I'll be heading around to Mum and Dads place to 'babysit' Dad for the night. Mum's gone up north to visit her brother. I'll crack it open Sat/Sun then give a hoy. If not Sat., it'll be Sunday. Got a plant shutdown. I'll bring it in with me then and have a play if time permits... I could guess and say they're on the same ribbon but I'd rather be sure.
Thanks mate,
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Post by 4hams on Fri 30 Mar 2012 - 0:28

No problems Al! Have a good night with pops! And don't you boys get out of hand while the ladies are gone...

Should be 2 connectors or chanells they are called IDE1 and IDE2. Being a dell both the HD and DVD are probably connected to the same channel or ide cable. Do you remember if they are?

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Post by Alby on Fri 30 Mar 2012 - 2:37

Think it's a GIGABYTE brand motherboard and am quite sure there are 2 connection points on it. Damn !! Wish I'd checked it last night. And I do think both are on the same cable. (Not a dell )
Won't be a chance of any mayhem Joel. Dad's getting 'up there' age-wise. Might have a stubbie of beer and watch the footy. I must have a chat with Martin about scotch whiskey (my fav)
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Post by Alby on Fri 30 Mar 2012 - 4:06

I'll have a crack at it over the weekend.
thanks Tracy.

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Post by 4hams on Fri 30 Mar 2012 - 12:50

Nice little guide Tracy! That should get ya fixed up Al.

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Post by bob2701 on Sun 1 Apr 2012 - 14:22

Wow, that guide brings back memories. Very good guide.

Hi Joel..
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Post by Alby on Sun 1 Apr 2012 - 23:51

Thanks guys.
Busy weekend, so couldn't touch it. I'll get into it during the week and let you know.
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Post by Alby on Fri 6 Apr 2012 - 10:32

Success !!
I wasn't confident early. Went in and connected easy. Couldn't read it. Failed to realise the jumper placings were different. Master is a Seagate and slave is a WD. Jumped onto the 'net and got the correct position. Read it straight away ! Formatted and copied over some data no probs. I'm rapt !!

Thanks for your help Joel and Tracy
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Post by zebadee on Fri 6 Apr 2012 - 13:13

Alby wrote:Success !!
I wasn't confident early. Went in and connected easy. Couldn't read it. Failed to realise the jumper placings were different. Master is a Seagate and slave is a WD. Jumped onto the 'net and got the correct position. Read it straight away ! Formatted and copied over some data no probs. I'm rapt !!

Thanks for your help Joel and Tracy

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Post by Alby on Wed 11 Apr 2012 - 0:14

Yeah.... for the antiquated section.... ha ha !!!
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Post by bob2701 on Wed 11 Apr 2012 - 4:22

Glad you got it squared away.
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Post by 4hams on Wed 11 Apr 2012 - 17:59

Oh good news!

Glad ya got it sorted out Al.

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Post by Alby on Thu 12 Apr 2012 - 1:54

Yeah,
I was quite chuffed actually. Didn't think I could do something like that...
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Post by sanshoe on Thu 12 Apr 2012 - 6:53

Next thing is to build a new updated system..

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Post by Alby on Thu 12 Apr 2012 - 6:56

Steady on Andrew....
Watching you with yours... bbbbrrrrrr !!!!
Sends chills up my spine.

How's it going by the way ?
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Post by sanshoe on Thu 12 Apr 2012 - 8:21

Great, no probs temps are fine, pretty good burn times for dvd's, tabs change quicker, very happy with it.

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Post by 4hams on Thu 12 Apr 2012 - 14:38

Glad it is running well for you Andrew!

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Post by Alby on Fri 13 Apr 2012 - 0:27

If it's not too ruder question...
How much did it all cost ?
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Post by sanshoe on Fri 13 Apr 2012 - 6:12

No, not rude at all..
Thermaltake mid ATX tower case with a 450w power supply...$79.00.
Samsung SH-222AB/BEBS internal 22X DVD burner...$19.00.
Samsung Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200rpn Hard Drive,,$60.60.
G Skill 8GB (2X4GB0 DDR3 Memory...$60.86.
M/B..ASUS P8Z68-V LX....$153.00.
Intel i5 2500k CPU....$215.00.
Windows7 64bit Home premium O/S...$117.90.

Total..$704.46..
Plus I added a couple of items from the old computer.
As you can see the biggest prices were the CPU / M/B + O/S.

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Post by Alby on Fri 13 Apr 2012 - 6:35

Nice one.
It'll be something I might try down the track. Our current unit is still doing the job and hasn't given any BSOD's for a few months now (touch wood).
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Post by sanshoe on Fri 13 Apr 2012 - 6:57

In hindsight I probably could've bought a laptop or a full tower system cheaper, but I wanted a challenge so I'm not dissapointed with what I ended up with.
Maybe a lappy later.

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Post by Alby on Fri 13 Apr 2012 - 7:06

The missus might go down that path I reckon.
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