hard drive primary or secondry advice please

  sunnystaines 18:24 16 Jul 2009
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C Drive on a stand alone SATA as bootable vista.

I need to add a 2nd harddrive which will be on old type IDE with photos on etc which will be the only drive on the ribbon does this mean I set to primary or does the fact windows boots from the SATA mean I set it as secondary.

I will be checking BIOS for boot sequence as I know sometimes IDE tries to boot first.

just junper settings for IDE what to set for please.

  baldydave 20:06 16 Jul 2009

Hi,
Put 2nd drive on the end connector of the ide cable and set to master,make sure the bios is set to boot off sata drive

  sunnystaines 21:42 16 Jul 2009

baldydave

tried that worked out fine, BIOS did not need changing.

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