New "D" drive -- WD Caviar

Patrick Finnegan pat at
Mon Feb 26 09:53:33 CST 2007

On Monday 26 February 2007 01:29, M H Stein wrote:
> 1) Actually, according to WD it's a 10-pin drive, but CS is still pins
> 1&2. However, I doubt that an old 486 would recognize CS, even with an
> 80-conductor cable; the existing one probably works because it's
> treated as a master with a 40-conductor cable.

The host has nothing to do with cable select working.  It only really 
depends on the drive and the cable.  That's why it's called "cable 
select" and not "host select".  One drive gets set to master, and the 
other to slave, based on their cable position.

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