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1st and 2d eide conector on mobo

I know when I install to my existing hard drive my second hard drive must be the slave, but if I want to install to my second eide connector on my mobo do I use cable sellect or is it still slave drive,this will not be the boot up drive just more space thanks newby.

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  • rovingopa Oct 10, 2007

    is their any advantage in using 2nd eide connector for my other drive,

  • rovingopa Oct 10, 2007

     my pc is windows xp home edition 2002,service pack 2, 2.53 ghz 2.00gb of ram, will this system get me over the 137mb limit,where can I find 48-bit lba support on my mobo,would a ata host adapter  or pci card adapter (I'm sure their the same) solve my problem installing hd more than 137mb any help would be appreciated

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Hi, Does not really matter whether slave via jumper or cable select on the secondary IDE. Your mb will boot to whatever HD you set it at in the BIOS/CMOS as the first boot device. The 3rd drive will be recognized as secondary whatever and if your CMOS/BIOS is set right it will boot from the primary master on IDE1. Good luck and kind regards.

Posted on Oct 10, 2007

  • Louie  Role
    Louie Role Oct 10, 2007

    Hi again,

    No disadvantage on using a second IDE but experience has shown me that my file transfer is a bit more smooth if not fast if the drives are in the same IDE cable (master & slave by jumper).

    Cheers and thanks for the rating.

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