I have just put an Ultra ATA Ide Raid controller card into the PC. It is a Creative I/O one with a sil0880a chipset.
Now the plan is to connect up 4 cd writers into the machine, as well as the existing 3 hard drives.
I have the hard drives connected to the mobo on ports 1 & 2 with the normal master slave setup. This is all working fine.
The 4 cd writers are connected to the 2 connectors on the pci card. Again I have set the jumpers on the cd writers to master and slave as per normal. The cables are 40 way ribbons.
The problem I am getting is that the 2 drives on the first pci card channel are ok. However the 2 drives on the second channel are not even powering up.
I have checked that the 2 drives are ok in another pc.
Any ideas on what I may be doing wrong ?