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Primary
Controller*
Installing drive order
*If there are three or more devices, two or more of which are hard drives, two hard drives should be
attached to the primary controller first before following the general attach sequence rule.
The attach sequence rule can also be stated in table format:
Table C-2
General attach sequence rule
Sequence
1
2
3
4
If there are three or more devices, two or more of which are hard drives, two hard drives should be attached to the
The rules allow for:
Keep the hard drive on a separate controller channel to maximize drive performance until a fourth
device is added.
Keep the hard drives and removable media drives on separate controller channels to maximize
compatibility.
Keep the hard drive and the writable optical drive on separate controller channels to maximize
optical drive reliability.

Attach sequence worksheet

Use the worksheet below to obtain optimum system performance when setting up a workstation with
multiple drives. Use the general attach sequence rule to determine the best drive installation sequence.
Table C-3
Attach sequence worksheet
ENWW
4
3
The lowest class drive—Bootable hard drive recommended.
If only two drives, the last drive goes here; otherwise, the lowest class of the remaining drives goes
here.
If only three drives, attach the final drive here. If a fourth drive exists, attach the lowest class drive
here.
If there is a fourth drive, attach the final drive here—the drive with the highest class number of all
devices.
primary controller first before following the general attach sequence rule.
Device name
1
2
4
Description
Device class
Position
number
1
Controller name
Device
number
Drive installation guidelines
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