master and slave on IDE cables

  wurzel2001 18:30 12 Jan 2004

I have just got a new hard drive to install on a system where the existing hard drive is a SLAVE on the primary IDE with DVDROM drive as MASTER. The secondary IDE is to a CDRW drive - this is as found from manufacturers original build.

I intend keeping original hard drive as the boot drive so do I make original hard drive the MASTER on the primary IDE with the additional hard drive as SLAVE? Or do I keep original configuration and put the additional hard drive as SLAVE on the secondary IDE?

Or is there a much better combination... or just suck it and see?

  Lozzy 18:34 12 Jan 2004

Existing HDD needs to master with new HDD as Slave. DVD needs to be master with CDRW as slave..

  Forum Editor 18:39 12 Jan 2004

is absolutely correct. Both Hard drives on primary IDE - both optical drives on secondary IDE.

Make the bootable drive the master in both cases.

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