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Sata Drive instalation

I'm installing a new Sata drive into my computer, I need to know how I can make it my primary drive and the one that used to be primary secondary. I also have another drive on here so I will have three hard drives.

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Re: Sata Drive instalation

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.
You may also like to clone the old IDE drive to the Sata drive, this way you will not need to reload all your programs and data, Acronis true image or norton ghost are both good programs are ideal for this.
Regards mistyman

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