like an idiot, i tried to use the card before i installed it. and, momentarilly, i put the capacity limiting jumpers on.
eventrually, i got everything sorted out and hooked up in the right order, but the shit is busted when i try to boot. so i unhooked on drive (leaving me with my boot drive, my new drive and a cd-rom) and tried again.
so then i tried it with just the boot drive and the cd-rom hoping that i could at least install the drivers for the card.
no way. it hangs during the boot every fucking time.
so i just unplugged all that shit and went back to my two hard drives. everything is fine now, but i've got a hundred dollars worth of storage space going to waste in my sad, little machine.
why couldn't those douchebags just give me a floppy disk? they didn't even give me mounting brackets for the new drive. they sell those in an entirely different kit now. jerks!
anyway, if anyone would like to give this installation another go with me sometime, i would be completely in your debt. i don't know what it is about me and hard drives that just doesn't mix. you'd think that since i only ever mess with this one kind of device i'd have the hang of it by now, but i don't.