Re: Hard disk Selector

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Subject: Re: Hard disk Selector
Name: Bob
Date: 9/26/2004 7:05:50 AM (GMT-7)
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In Reply to: Hard disk Selector posted by Bones

I did read a review in a magazine & there are reviews right under the device from your post.

It does not always work for certain HD's.
It only switches the HD's master/slave jumper settings to determine which HD the device will let bootup on reset or power up.

Another pitfall is both HD's are always powered on thou the hardware & OS only see one.

I prefer & do have a Double Pole Double throw switch, that is switched while the computer power is turned off. Win 98 & XP = games. The Double pole of the switch is used for +5 & +12 volts & ground is always connected. This is the safest way to kill the power to a HD.
I also have a mobile IDE rack, to switch out a third, fourth & fifth HD for backup & or music if I want. Most of the time nothing is plugged in.

The pitfall of both ways is it uses two HD IDE controllers.
I only have had experience with Maxtor & Western Digital HD's & I am sure the WD HD's will give you some problems with Nicklock Hard disk Selector.

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