Sata 2 Hard Drive - Want it a slave

  RobCharles1981 11:46 01 Jun 2007
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I have just installed a Sata 2 Hard Drive and I have the other as my Main Drive do I have to go into the Disk Management to format the drive?

  MAJ 12:49 01 Jun 2007

If it's a new drive and it hasn't been formatted and doesn't show up in 'My Computer' then yes, you'll need to foramt it from Disk Management, Rob_25_Wales. Go to Start > Run and type in:

Diskmgmt.msc

and click OK to get to Disk Management.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:30 01 Jun 2007

Your main drive with the Op system NEEDS to be plugged into the SATA 1 port on the motherboard as this is the equivalent of the master with sata controllers, all other drives plugged into any other SATA port will be "slave"

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