Unformatted text preview: To achieve the most reliable signaling, it is recommended to use the two opposite ends of the cable before using the cable's middle connector. However, because it often works to connect the drive and motherboard using any two connectors on the cable, this lab does not enforce this recommendation. Connect one connector to the drive, and the other connector to the primary IDE connector on the motherboard (usually identified as Primary or IDE1). This is the first place the BIOS looks for a bootable hard drive. Note: In the lab, you set jumpers on the drive after installing the drive in the bay. However, in the real world, this is often more easily done before installing the drive. Also, be aware that a typical 40-pin, 40-conductor cable, such as the one available in the lab, does not appropriately support the cable select feature, which is why you must configure the Single Drive option rather than using the Cable Select option....
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- Spring '11
- Hard disk drive, hard drive, Serial ATA, Floppy disk