Ultra ATA / IDE Guidelines
On a two-drive cable, the Drive/Device 0 connector is always the farthest one from the system
board connector and the Drive/Device 1 connector is always the closest to the system board
NOTE: Some cables may be labeled "Drive 0" instead of "Device 0" and "Drive 1" instead of
Drive Installation Guidelines
The c8000 has two ATA (IDE) channels with a dedicated connector for each controller. One
controller is designated as the primary and the other as the secondary controller.
Each of the two controllers can have up to two devices attached to it. Each workstation system
may therefore have a maximum of four ATA/ATAPI drives. All drives are connected to these
controllers using an industry-standard 80-conductor cable.
Any drive attached to a controller must have a drive designation. If only a single drive is
connected to a controller and its jumper is in the cable-select position, it is designated as the
Master Drive (Drive/Device 0) by its attachment to the Drive/Device 0 cable position. If two
cable-selected drives are connected to a single controller, one will be designated by its
attachment to the cable as the Master (Drive/Device 0) and the other as Slave (Drive/Device 1).
For optimal performance of a workstation system, all drives need to be attached to the ATA
controllers in a specified sequence. This sequence is determined by the device class of the drives
and by specific attach sequence rules.
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