Lost source... losing mind...

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    Lost source... losing mind...

    after finally getting my reformat of my main HDs...

    my D: drive is not being picked up. you may recall that i put all my stuff on my 80 meg caviar, and i'm having trouble having it recognized. i've tried putting it as a primary master, and the previous secondary setup... all is failing... i was wondering tho, that i could select the drive parameters manually... while trying this i saw some strange parameter listing that replaced two others... here's what it said...

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    WDAC280 Drive Parameters: 980 cyl * 10 heads * 17 spt * 85.3 MB
    any ideas about this 'spt'? it's a WD Caviar 280 AT Compatible Intelligent Drive... It has 'MA' (master) 'SL' (slave) and 'CP' jumper settings... ideas on the CP? i think there was some strange knack that you couldn't do it as slave w/o a master [which i would understand, but it still isn't working] i'm trying to couple this with WD 8 and 30 gigs, but to no avail... on the 8 and 30's, their jumper settings are master/slave/single (no jumper)... over 5 double courses of jumper pins...

    you know for a fact that i would greatly appreciate any help, so i'll stop typing such that you all have more time to respond...

    and remember, it's my source on the line! when i have time i'll try to move it to it's more native enviroment... [read: a 386... ]
    hasafraggin shizigishin oppashigger...

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    never heard of CP, but if it comes with master and slave, it definetly has to be CABLE SELECT, it is used when you want the cable configuration to select whether your drive is master or slave.

    I'd rather use Master or Slave 'cause you have more control over it.

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    DA, if it has an LBA option for hard drive selection, that's the
    one you want. LBA is pretty much the same as auto-detect.

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    right, i was thinking it could be a cable select, but that didn't work either... speaking of which, rick, [and i'll try that]... the bios i'm trying to put it on has a '32-bit mode' setting. i don't think it allows for the user to manually select large/lba/normal settings... i'll check once again, it's morning and i have school so later on in the day i'll get you guys my bios information... thank you...
    hasafraggin shizigishin oppashigger...

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    > any ideas about this 'spt'?
    Sectors per track

    So you have 980 * 10 * 17 sectors
    which is 166600 sectors
    which at 512 bytes per sector is 83.3MB
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    so how does that translate to the other two parameters i'm missing? thank you... [i'll be testing in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 days... ]
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    If you dance barefoot on the broken glass of undefined behaviour, you've got to expect the occasional cut.
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