Oh my... did someone slip some amphetamines into your cereal this morning?
Anyway, there really is not a problem with cable select when using the
appropriate cords. However, it is a good idea to put the NEC on the IDE
master channel. General usage reports show that the drive seems to 'prefer'
The main problem with cable select is that motherboards seem to be
a bit crazy in support for it, but no one seems to know precisely why
this is so; some support it fine, some have problems, some refuse to
recognise the connected drives in certain configurations if cable select is
used. Thing is, a master/slave setting works nine times out of ten, so it is
best to use what generally works for most people.