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Hard disk i got a hard disk but it work as a slave drive  but not a master drive i want to take out my old hard disk and put it into my comp but it doesn't work is there some how you can make the slave drive into a master

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You have to have both drives share the ide cable.on the back of each drive you will see a jumper,you will also see markings cs,mas,slave.the drive you want as master use the jumper on cs (cable select).the drive you want for slave use the slave jumper.if you just want to use your new drive put the jumper to cs first if that doesnt work put the jumper to master.

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