Yes the DVD Burner is probably set to cable select and the same for the internal drive, but who knows.
Most of the laptop drives I have dealt with had no jumpers attached, so they would work in cable select mode.
There are two IDE channels in the A30, they take two drives each, but only three are in use, the last one might be accessible through the docking port.
Well, it now works. I have the PATA caddy in the left Ultrabay(the 2000) & the SATA Caddy in the right Ultrabay(the plus). Thanx for the tip. At least now it works!
The IDE drive in the PATA caddy is set to Slave. I haven't tried cable select yet(next on my list). However, with the IDE set to slave, it would not work at all in the right Ultrabay. I know the SATA works in either side, so I guess SATA does use cable select automatically. Now I need a second SATA adapter & 2 - 1TB drives. Talk about a portable movie server!
As for the docking port, AFAIK, it doesn't support a drive thorugh it. The Dock II that I have shows a Silicon Image PCI0648 Ultra66 controller built into it.
This machine is definately a huge upgrade over my A22p/. I have an A31p that needs a screen that I will have to test with this config at some point as well.
Its a shame no newer laptops have 2 drive bays like the A3x's.