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Primary and secondary ide

Which one is the primary and which one is the secondary i a trying to hook up a new hard drive and a new internal dvd/cd writer and install windows vista


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It should be labeled as PRI and SEC for Primary and Secondary. Both slots will be the same size.

Posted on Feb 19, 2009

  • Ben Wabnick
    Ben Wabnick Feb 19, 2009

    Actually sorry i was thinking of another motherboard, its PRI1 and PRI2 on yours.

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Good day sir, there are several way to connect an extra IDE if the motherboard is full:
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2 primary ides 2 secondary ides


Ok.... The Primary IDE Should be configured so that your Primary Hard Drive is Set To Master (the jumper pins must be set to the same, each drive has a guide on top or back, or it's written above or below the jumper pins on the back of the drive.

Primary = Hard Disk 0 (Your Main Hard Drive)...This one is to be set as Master and plugged to the END of the IDE Cable....Another Hard Disk / Drive can be connected as Slave (sometimes Cable Select Will Work depending on the motherboard). Remember The Jumper pins on the Drives!

Secondary= One drive must be set as Master, The other as Slave.

That Should do it.

Go into your bios setup screen, go to the boot configuration and set it up so that your boot order goes as follows:
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1. Optical Drive (cd or dvd)
2. Hard Disc 0 (this will be named whatever your Hard drive model number is)
3. Hard Disc 1 (this is the second hard drive, if you want it to be bootable, it's your choice, if not, then set it up to boot off your secondary optical drive,

Make Sure that under IDE devices menu, everything is detected correctly.
Now Save Settings and Exit.

That should do it

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usually when you update or re-flash the dvd rom.
it will state :- ensure that the drive to be flashed should be jumper set as master. if there were other drives connected to the same ide channel. this could have caused damage to the other drives connected. Or the IDE Channels themselves.
The only suggestion I have for you. is to remove all the drives. disconnect the power from the computer. and remove the cmos battery, for 10-15 seconds. resetting the computers bios back to defaults. then re-settup the drives ensuring that the jumpers are correct for each drive. i.e 1 slave and 1 master on each ide cable.
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How set the hard drive and dvd-rom


first idea is to set the Hard drives on the primary controller on the same cable, having your hard drive with windows as the master and the other as slave ( do this with the jumpers).

Next put your cd\dvd drive on the other cable on the secondary ide (the name is usually IDE2).

turn on your PC and pres delete to go to the bios settings,

once there go to the basic cmos settings page, and make sure you see the settings there as you wanted,
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helpful ? if not give me a reply for more help

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Setting up a Computer to install Windows XP Professional.


Pedro -

I'll assume each of these is an IDE device, meaning each has a wide connector versus a narrow SATA connector commonly found on newer hard drives.

Your motherboard should have two IDE channels, labeled IDE 1 and IDE 2, Primary IDE and Secondary IDE, or something similar. Each IDE channel can support two devices.

For best performance between the drives, you will want to have the Hard Drive connected as Master(Drive 0) on the Primary IDE channel; The CDROM should be connected as Slave(Drive 1) on the Primary IDE channel. Connect the DVDROM as Master(Drive 0) on the Secondary IDE channel, and the ZIP Drive as Slave on the Secondary IDE channel.

When connecting the drives, make sure you set the jumpers correctly; Both the Hard Drive and the DVDROM should have their jumpers set to Master, the CDROM and Zip drives should have their jumpers set to Slave. An alternative is to set the jumpers for every drive to Cable Select(CS), allowing the physical connection of each drive to determine whether its a Master or Slave device.

*Note*
If your Hard Drive is a SATA device, connect it to the '0' or '1' SATA connector on the motherboard. Have the DVDROM set up by itsself as Master on the primary IDE channel, the CDROM as Master on the Secondary IDE channel, and the ZIP as Slave on the Secondary IDE channel.

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Hi, go into setup at boot [press delete key ] enable SATA drive here, this will set the Sata as primary master device, leave your old IDE drive as secondary master and I reccomend you set the 3rd drive as slave to your CD/DVD drive.
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