Customer had a motherboard failure, so I install a new motherboard/CPU/RAM
In the process, I take a backup of his 2 samsung drives (sp1654n (160GB), sp1203n (120GB)).
But the bios on my “backup” system has problems detecting the drives.
The first problem is me: I can’t read the jumper instructions properly. So instead of cable select, I have cable select and limit drive to 33GB… doh!
But after I fix that, the drives seem incredibly slow.
One of them is upside down (simply because the ATA connector happens to be upside down)… I try flipping it, so that the drive can then be run “rightside up”)… after that, it works well.
how unusual… the last time I say hard drives that had a preferred orientation was in the mid 1990s (I’m showing my age here 🙁 )