Computers => 1990s => Mac OS 8 (Jul 1997) => Topic started by: chrisNova777 on February 22, 2018, 01:25:05 AM

Title: connect only one drive to rev1 B+W G3 IDE Controller
Post by: chrisNova777 on February 22, 2018, 01:25:05 AM
alot of people say the 1st gen B+W G3 always causes hard drive corruption
but this may or may not be true; it could be that its the cause of people trying to put 2 drives on a controller that only supported 1! see comments below:

EDIT: Btw, I just realized that my previous post about the Rev1 IDE controller saying it
"doesn't allow Master/slave or slave period" is very confusing. I should have type it as:
The Rev1 IDE controller is a one-drive controller, period.
1) It doesn't allow a Master with a slave, meaning two drives on a two-drive PATA/IDE ribbon
(to do so then data corruption is predicted).
2) It doesn't allow a one-drive ribbon (or a two-drive ribbon for that matter) with the one
connected drive set as slave.

taken from here: https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/power-mac-g3-b-w-chimes-but-no-video.2038889/