I've just taken delivery of a new PC for my dad, (which I've not even powered up yet), and an extra HDD to install in it.
I've never worked with SATA devices before... I know I'm going to have to get a sata lead to connect the device to the motherboard, and connect power to it...
One thing I'm not sure about is the Master/slave situation...
I believe I've heard/read that there is no such thing as master/slave difference with sata devices, and there are no jumpers to set. Is that right?
That being the case, how do I distinguish between the two drives for boot up purposes? I'm guessing that I get into the BIOS and there will be a choice between SATA sockets in the Boot Order menu... Is that right? (Sorry if this seems lazy... I'm trying to get it straight in my head before I start!)
Assuming it is as simple as that I guess I can just find the drive and then format/partition it once I'm in windows?
I've built a few PCs before, but not for a while, and never using SATA devices. I'd welcome any things I should look out for!