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Configuring two hard drives

I am setting up a new pc with a primary hard drive on a SATA cable.  I would also like to use the hard drive from my old PC which is a Quantum CX 3.5 and an IDE cable.  Do I need to set the jumpers on one or both drives if they are not on the same ribbon?

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  • mulvaney923 Feb 21, 2009

    i have bought a new Hp and the hard drive is not connected with the regular ribbon cable. When i try to connect the old quantum as a slave, the computer will not boot, or it wants to boot from the quantum. The quantum is windows xp and the new hp is vista

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OK this one is easy.
For the IDE drive, simply make sure the Jumper is set for MASTER, and connct to the END of the ribbon cable.
With the SATA, it is just connect up and go.

Posted on Jan 19, 2010

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