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Old 01-23-2005, 04:44 PM   #1
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Default Can i add a 2nd slave hard drive

I have a primary SATA HD and a slave with no jumpers PATA, can I add a second slave PATA? What would the jumper configuration be if this is possible?

Does anyone know if i can do this.

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Old 01-23-2005, 04:57 PM   #2
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Default Re: Can i add a 2nd slave hard drive

If you use cable select (cs) setting on your hard disk, it will go to the first connection which will be primary; this of course depends on your motherboard. It doesn't matter if it is primary or slave, windows will assign it the next available letter in your windows explorer. If you want it to be D, if your other drive is not partitioned, once you have plugged in your new hard drive, unplug your cdrom(s) and start windows. Use your administrative tools to assign the drive letter you want and when this is done, shut down your computer, unplug the power, replug your cdrom(s) and windows will automatically assign the next available drive letter(s)
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Old 01-23-2005, 04:59 PM   #3
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Default Re: Can i add a 2nd slave hard drive

I don't think you have to worry about jumpers for SATA drives. Just plug the 2 SATA drives in and that's it.

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Put the jumper setting on cable select, and then use the BIOS to select which HD you want to be the Primary Master, and which ones you want to be Primary Slaves.
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