Using Device Manager, how can I tell which IDE disk is being driven by which IDE controller?

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    Spin Guest

    Gurus,

    Using Device Manager, how can I tell which IDE disk is being driven by which
    IDE controller?
     
    Spin, Feb 26, 2006
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    Malke Guest

    I'm not quite sure what you mean. When you expand the ATA/IDE controller
    category, you should see entries for your primary and your secondary
    controllers. Under those entries, you should whatever devices you have
    attached. So IDE 0 and IDE 1 will show up under the primary controller
    if you have two hard drives, for instance.

    Maybe if you told us what your end goal is, we could give you more
    focused help.

    Malke
     
    Malke, Feb 26, 2006
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  3. To the best of my knowledge, you can't.


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    Bruce Chambers, Feb 26, 2006
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    Spin Guest

    Thank you for your response. Under IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers, I see:

    +Intel(R) 82801EB Ultra ATA Storage Controllers
    -Primary IDE Channel
    -Secondary IDE Channel

    The Primary IDE Channel and Secondary IDE Channel sub-categories do not
    further expand out showing any IDE 0 and IDE 1 underneath. Maybe Bruce
    Chambers was right in saying you cannot tell this from the Device Manager
    screen?
     
    Spin, Feb 26, 2006
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    MadDog Guest

    In Device Manager, go to View and select "Devices by Connection". Expand the
    trees until you see the Primary IDE channel and Secondary IDE channel. It
    will show what devices are hooked to each.

    MD
     
    MadDog, Feb 27, 2006
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    Spin Guest

    Sweet!

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    Spin, Feb 27, 2006
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  7. A view I've never used before! Thanks for the lesson.


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    Bruce Chambers, Feb 28, 2006
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    MadDog Guest

    No problem. I've learned a lot from your answers, also.....

    MD
     
    MadDog, Feb 28, 2006
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