On Thursday 05 June 2008 17:55:23 Kirk Bocek wrote:
> William L. Maltby wrote:
> > It's not truly any relationship like that. It's just (in the old days) a
> > device ID selected on the cable by jumpers on the drive. The "control"
> > is nothing more than the IDE controller selecting either "0" or "1"
> > device ID for commands and data. The drive with the matching ID responds
> > while the other ignores.
> > In todays world, cable select might provide the ID assignment.
> > I'm not sure how "master" and "slave" came to be used in this scenario,
> > unless it had to do with BIOS boot processes back in the old days.
> Well, right you are. Scroll down to "Master and Slave Clarification":
> I had been laboring under the impression that the 'master' drive controlled
> both drives on a single cable. Now I've learned the truth just in time for
> SATA to take over.
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Better late than never ;-) I got a draw full of old 10 - 40 Gb IDE hard drives
and 4 old boxes with 333 - 550mhz cpu's. I'm never board. Got one with an old
scsi sheet feed scanner. and isa modem set up as a fax / answer machine
connected to my phone line at home. All bits begged or borrowed!
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