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530cmt l would like to install another hdd in it's slot and have it as the master how to wire?

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  • jueles Mar 04, 2008

    thanks iZen l did see the jumpers for cs ma & sl . So with the ide it would be mother board then slave then master ok. Great thank you.

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I have two sata drives install with windows 7 after I install the second drive the PC beeps once at boot up, and I am told to back up, because one of the drives has a problem. I can see booth drives in my Computer, the E drive has a partition and is bigger than the C drive. Can any one help Please.

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Before you go to switch any drive to master, look over you optical drives and other hard drives to make sure they are not set on Cable Select with the jumpers on the back of them. If you have 2 optical drives, set one to master and one to slave, same with you hard drives. If you only have one optical drive then set it to master. The jumper layouts are on the big label stuck to the top of the drive.

After setting the jumpers on them you need to install them. Both IDE cables you have 3 plugs. One connects to the mother board, another to the slave and another to the master. Connect them to their corresponding drives.

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