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Installing new dvd drive in dell computer

I have taken old out and I do not know if i am to have slave or master jumper

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  • youme Oct 17, 2007

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    posted on Oct 15, 2007

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    If you only got one drive in the computer then set the dvd drive  to master. Your DVD Drive should be set as master. When you install a second drive you can use the second drive as a slave.
    But always make your main drive master.   I have done this but do I connect the IDE port to Drive O or Drive 1



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If you only got one drive in the computer then set the dvd drive  to master. Your DVD Drive should be set as master. When you install a second drive you can use the second drive as a slave.
But always make your main drive master.

Posted on Oct 15, 2007

  • Jonathon summesfield Oct 17, 2007

    Connect the IDE port to Drive O

  • Richard Skola Jul 02, 2013

    What position is the jumper for slave drive?



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The way you do it is mouting your old hard drive as 'slave' on your new computer..(if it's not the same).
do you have any experience on computer hardware?

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