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Instructions on how to install WD CAVIAR SE 200GB 8.9MS 8MB 7200RPM (EIDE) Hard drive. do i use this as the slave or the master

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Re: put in my gateway computer

If there is an avilable IDE Controller (like IDE1 / IDE2)on your motherboard it is better to connect to it rather than connecting it as a slave drive. Because it will give you bit more performance. If you already occupied the avilable connectors with CDDrive then you have to install it as slave.

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