|Hi,, I've got an Hitachi HDS728080PLAT20, 80 gig IDE drive I'm trying to connect to my computer. The hd was originally in a stand alone LG dvd recorder; the dvd drive doesn't work but I can still watch videos from the hd. I was wanting to try either transferring some videos on the hd through the computer or using it for storage. My main hd is a Maxtor IDE drive and it's on it's own IDE ribbon and my dvdr is SATA. I've tried the Hitachi hd on its own IDE ribbon, connected to the 2nd IDE connector on the motherboard. The HItachi hd uses 2 jumpers and has more configurations than other hds I've used, and am not sure if I am using the right one; I attached the hd with its original configuration, which was 1 jumper on cable select, the other on "16 heads." The hd was detected but bootup wouldn't get further than the first boot screen after listing the following item: "Second Master HDS728080PLAT20 PF20A2AA Ultra DMA Mode 6." I thought this may have been cable select messing it up; I've never used CS before. I tried changing the CS jumper to master and leaving the 2nd jumper alone, but the same thing happened. Is this problem most likely a jumper issue? Could the hd be formatted or manufactured solely for use in the dvd recorder or could it be that my motherboard or bios isn't compatible with this hd? |
I've attached other hds on the 2nd IDE connector both as slave and master without problems. My motherboard is an ECS 761GX-M754 with a Sempron cpu and 1 gig ram. I'm using WindowsXP Pro, SP2.
Jumper settings for the Hitachi hd are here, http://www.hitachigst.com/hdd/suppo...