Second HD installation in B&W G3

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by JMStC, Jul 1, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jun 30, 2010
    I have two B&W G3's and I want to remove the HD from my second Mac and put it into the good Mac. What is the best pin setting on the side of the HD for a second HD?

  2. Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    Whakatane, New Zealand
    I'm pretty sure that it should be Cable Select. I can double-check on my B&W if that doesn't work, but it should be OK.
  3. macrumors regular

    Apr 26, 2010
    Nanaimo, BC
    All the jumpers in my B&W are set to Cable Select. OpenFirmware takes care of mapping the drives at boot up. The only caveat is if you can't boot from a drive if you install it on the secondary channel (the one with the optical drive). If your B&W has the stock ATA cables in it, you might need to get a double-drive cable, as the cable in my machine for the hard drive only has two connectors (HD, logic board) with no provision for adding another drive.
  4. macrumors 68000


    Jul 25, 2008
    Wichita KS
    I have never seen any problems with setting them to master and slave on my Rev1 models. If you know the proper jumper settings for the drive, it shouldn't hurt anything.

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