Please help - Having problems adding new HD

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by djnicknice, Mar 20, 2005.

  1. djnicknice

    djnicknice Guest

    I recently purchased a new HD (Hitachi Deskstar) for dedicated storage of my audio. Previously I used the same drive for my programs and Audio. This worked fine, but I needed more storage and heard it was generally better to use two drives.

    I set-up the new drive as "slave" on the same IDE cable (I did not have an extra). The audio coming from the new (slave) drive is very choppy and unstable. Do I need to have the second drive on a dedicated IDE cable?

    The other thing I noticed (maybe unrelated) is the new drive seems to always be turning. If I put my hand on the PC, there is a pulsating vibration. Doesn't sound good.

    Any ideas?
  2. Big_D

    Big_D Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2004
    Quakertown PA
    Welcome to RO,

    I would make the drive a master on the other IDE channel.

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