Re: hard drive question
In SATA thers no such thing as master, slave. the slave IDE would become a master if it's the only HDD on that IDE cable. if your MOBO(motherboard) had 4 IDE slots and you had 4 HDD's (no CD/DVD drives) you could set them all to master as long as they were all on seperate IDE cables and ports.
you should also know that just becuase the PATA(IDE) HDD is running through a SATA port does not mean it's running at SATA speeds. it's still running at PATA(IDE) speeds.
CPU-Intel Pentium 4 630 3.0Ghz / 2MB Cache ~~OS Windows XP SP2
MOBO-Gigabyte 8I915P Duo Pro Intel Socket 775 (PCI-E)~~HDD-Western Digital 160GB(SATA)
PSU-Aspire 500W ATX~~RAM-1GB PC3200 DDR SDRAM (512x2 Dual Channel)
GPU-MSI GeForce 6600 GT(PCI Express)~~Monitor Viewsonic VA902B 19" 8ms~~ ATI TV Wonder Pro (TV Tuner)
~~Still to come~~: eVGA e-GeForce 7800 GT