I erm was a bit hashy and forced ide cable in as i had it twisted around (so hd was below) and broke a pin off bottom where gap would be on top :doh: .I thought i`d knackered drive as it was stuck on pio mode.So i tried a new cable,detected poss dma but burned in pio (20mins for a dvd).
So i took sec master hd off and switched dvd to master on its own and whaddya know it works :bigsmile: .
Why do you reckon it only likes being master? and could i put other hd as slave without performance loss? i always thought hd likes to be master hmm.