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Thread: Adding slave drive.

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    I need to(or can I?) add a IDE slave hdd to a pc that has a SATA hdd as a master, if I plug it into a ide socket, do I need to do anything with the jumper settings or bios?

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    try checking if your bios allows you to have a boot order containing 2 different hdd's you could then have SATA-IDE-blah blah blah
    if not just try it with out doing anything, but i think you should put the jumper on the ide to slave

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    There is no problem with what you want to do. Just be sure the drive doesn't have a master boot record so it won't boot. The drive will then be accessible in Windows.

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    Nah, no boot record, it was a slave in another pc.
    Now I know it can be done I'll have a go, cheers guys.

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    cheers :holds glass up:

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    i had the same question the other day! glad i read this. thanks for the info peeps.

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