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Old 01-05-2017, 05:33 PM   #1
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Hi all,


I need your help, I have a trouble with reading two IDE hard drives at the same time. When I have plugged the IDE cable onto the ports of two IDE hard drives and I have plugged onto the motherboard. When I have switched the power switch on, it can only read one hard drive at a time as it won't read the other hard drive. I have checked both hard drives and they are working fine. I find it hard to believe that it would not let me to read two hard drives at the same time. I have taken the pictures for you to have a quick look:















The name of the motherboard is ASROCK 980DE3/U3S3.



It say that I can be able to read two hard drives at the same time, but it wouldn't let me.



Do you know why it would not let me to read two IDE hard drives at the same time using in one port?


How I can read two hard drives at the same time?


Thanks in advance
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Old 01-05-2017, 07:59 PM   #2
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Default Re: problem with reading two IDE hard drives

Been a while since I've used IDE drives. Do they have the pins where you can select master/slave? If so try setting one as master and the other as slave. Thats a pretty old way of selecting boot order though, your drives might be newer than that.
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Does your cable have a "twist" in it?
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Crazyman is correct....One hard drive must be set as master and the other as slave.

You cannot have both hard drives set as master.
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If you have two IDE ports use two cables and they both will work.
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Thank you for your help guys, I have changed the jumper on one hard drive and now I can read both hard drives at the same time!

Problem are now solved!
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I'm glad you got it sorted.
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Thank you for your help guys, I have changed the jumper on one hard drive and now I can read both hard drives at the same time!

Problem are now solved!
Good. You did the master/slave configs with the jumper.
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