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Hard drives im looking to set my maxtor quantum fireball AS 20.5-GB hard drive to the slave and i don't know what to set it on. what one should i set it on for the slave DS, CS, PK, or Rsvd. please help.

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If you set it to CS and then plug it into the second connector it should be on the slave. The end one is always master. Sometimes you just have to do a trial and error deal. Go into your bios and set your hard drive dectection to auto and on your bootup screen it should show the drives. Even in the bios once it is connected right the bios will tell you where it is recognized at. If all else fails, go to www.maxtor.com and look for your model hard drive and see what the settings are there.

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