[mythtv-users] OT? Hardware Differences
R. G. Newbury
newbury at mandamus.org
Thu Apr 13 18:18:14 UTC 2006
Brian Woods wrote:
>>>Are you using an 80-conductor UDMA-type cable ?? You can get strange
>>>results if you don't use one of these.
>>>Have you tried swapping the drives and seeing if the "problem" drive
>>>changes to the other one?
>>Both drives are on the same 80 conductor cable IIRC and the problem
>>drive has no OS, so 'swapping' them would be difficult to
>>are you suggesting that it may be the position on the cable which
> I suspect that you have a bad cable, moving the drives might help
> confirm this. If you hard-strap the drives (ie: don't use cable
> select) you may find that the problem follows the connector and not
> the drive.
Well that is the most likely reason. I do not use cable select so the
drrives are already pinned for master/slave. I will go rooting..... for
a replacement cable in the junk box.
(And you Aussies out there can remember the Boy Scout's real motto:
Clean mind, clean body, pick one.)
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