after months of trying to understand what my issues have been caused I still can't figure it out. I can't seem to use my 120gb wd drive on a cable or ata bus by itself. best way it seems to work is set as a slave to my original and very slow maxtor 6gb drive. I have tried setting it to master, cable select with just it connected to the end. both single settings and still I have problems. all the problems are either the machine will freeze and won't boot back up to it (even after ttp4 volume structure and file structure tests pass) I want an ata/133 pci card soon and really want to have this nice fast wd drive on that new bus alone. I have went to western digital for help and they have just kept telling me to use the single setting and I have been. could the old ata/33 bus be to blame? the cable? both? will the new ata bus fix this? its very annoying when a nice fast modern hard drive needs to be slaved off an old crappy one to work right.