Adding a Second SATA HDD

  MIKE. 18:17 11 Dec 2006

I understand how to add an additional HDD for IDE making one a slave and one a master. My question involvrd SATA if a PC already has a SATA HDD and I wishes to add an additional HDD is this a simple option. If it is so is there any documentation on the web that will give you a talk through or can any folk on the PCA site give me some idea.

  Totally-braindead 18:18 11 Dec 2006

As far as I know you just plug it in on its own lead and format it.

  ed-0 18:23 11 Dec 2006

So long as drive is not a SATA11 drive. You just plug the data and power cables in and fire it up.

No jumpers are needed as all SATA drives are masters.

Open disk management and format the drive.

Or as per TB

  MIKE. 18:45 11 Dec 2006

Thanks guys do all SATA mother boards have two for want of a better word slots

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:51 11 Dec 2006

two or more.

thoretically you are susposed to be able to daisy chain drives together but I've never tried it.

  MIKE. 21:11 11 Dec 2006

thanks Fruit Bat /\0/\,ed-0 & Totally-braindead I have never worked on SATA before so somewhat new to me any thanks again

  Totally-braindead 22:26 11 Dec 2006

My motherboard has room for 4 individual SATA cables for installing 4 drives. Check your manual.

  MIKE. 09:00 12 Dec 2006

Thanks Totally-braindead for that info, it was a great help. Again thanks to everyone for their input and help.

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