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can someone explain the whole master slave thing?

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Always put your hard drives on IDE1, and opticals and other things on IDE2. As far as which to put for master/slave, for opticals it doesn't really matter. For your hard drives, always put the one w/ the OS as your master.

 

If neither of the hard drives are one with an OS [ex: used solely for storage], then that also doesn't really matter which one is master or slave.

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Another quick note, which I'm pretty sure you already know, but if the IDE HD's are used only for storage and you have a SATA as your main OS HD, make sure you set that as primary in the BIOS and the other IDE's as secondary, so it knows to look for the SATA for the OS.

 

And you're welcome :D

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can someone explain the whole master slave thing?

 

If you're talking hd's then listen to magg. If you're talking about something else, i don't get into that.

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Bonk!

 

Master and Slave equals Primary and Secondary on an IDE channel.

 

If you set the device to Cable Select the last device on the cable is the Master.

 

If you set the devices manually one must be Master and the other Slave.

 

The Master device controls timing on the IDE channel. If you make the slower device Master you will max out at that speed even if the other device is capable of higher throughput.

 

Look at the Transfer Rate in Device Manager for the IDE Controller and set the drives accordingly. If it changes the drive letters in the OS you can always set them manually with Disk Managment under Computer Management available with a right click on My computer then select Manage.

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