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iam using elite group k7vza i have a 400 watt power supply iam supposed to be able to run 4 ide drives i can only run 3 with out probs. i have 2 hd and a dvd burner i have both hd,s set to master and the dvd burner on primary slave.is it config prob or not enough power prob? i also have an extra fan.amd 1.4
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Hi,

Please list all four drives that you want to hook up and then we can suggest how they should be hooked up to work properly.

An initial suggestion would be similar to this schematic:

IDE #1 Boot Hard Drive - Jumpers set to master on end of ribbon cable
Second Hard Drive - Jumpers as slave on middle of ribbon cable

IDE #2 DVD (or whatever) - Jumpers set to master on end of cable
CDRom - Jumpers set to slave on middle of ribbon cable.
 

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Hi,

If it were mine, that is the way I would do it. However, if jumpered correctly and on the ribbon cable in the correct place, it should work either way. I just have a feeling that something is not set up correctly.

Post back after you take another look at the setup you have. Remember, you have to check the jumper of any drive that is already on the cable if you add a drive. They must be compatible in their settings.
 
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