Tracy Nelson on Mon, 4 Oct 1999 07:14:06 -0400 (EDT)

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Re: [Plug] Hard Drive cutoff switch/cable?

I'd recommend wiring a switch into the +5V line going to the drive.

Alternately, if their motherboard supports it, they could mount the
second drive on the second IDE channel and use the BIOS settings to
determine which IDE channels are available.

Master and Servant wrote:
> Greetings...
>   A bit of a hardware question: [not linux specific]
> My friends have a need to install a second harddrive (their current one)
> in a new computer they are getting.  They want to be able to TOTALLY cut
> off access to the harddrive when they are using the harddrive/software on
> the other harddrive.  I am assuming that sometimes they will boot from HD
> #1 and sometimes from harddrive #2 -- when they boot from HD #2, they
> don't have to worry about turning off HD#1 -- but when they boot #1, they
> need to be able to turn off #2.
> Note: these are IDE drives.
> Any ideas?
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